Hmm. I’m thinking of changing my boats current ID marks to make them a tad larger- I’m worried with the guidance I may not comply. They are fine in terms of contrast colour (white marks on a navy background should suffice?), they are fine with placing on the stern and on each side near the bow, but perhaps they should be a bit bigger. I think 6 inch high marks would be better.
Oh, and whilst I am at it I think I will put the chinese symbol for each letter and number instead of the current alpha numeric ones.
Whhaaaaat??? They will be placed correctly and very conspicuous indeed- I doubt many would miss them.....
Its a nonsense.
Huge numbers of us have seen Broad Ambition either on photos or some luckily up close and “in the flesh”, exactly who’s first thought has been “oh but there isn’t an ID mark exactly there where it should be to comply with guidance”? No, the vast majority think what a lovely boat, how brilliant that she has been saved and restored for the future, and what a lot of time, skill, love and money has been put into it.
Ultimately, it will be for Broad Ambition’s owners to consider what they want to do, and this may well be to comply with guidance. It may not. Quite simply it is wholly their call but I, for one, would wholly understand either decision.
What I do not and will never understand is BA grubbing around and making an issue when there isn’t one- there are lots of far more important issues to address.
If grub they must for reasons only known to themselves, then ECIPA is totally correct-there are ways and ways of doing things....