DaveS Posted October 12, 2009 Share Posted October 12, 2009 Thinking ahead, my Boat's BSS cert, expires at the end of March, when the boat will be four years old. From what I've read, it would seem that most BSS examiners are private individuals, who set themselves up as examiners, probably as a second (part time) job. With, of course, the relevant qualification. Also, from what I've heard, the requirements are open to individual examiner's interpretation. In this respect, I've heard of cases where a boat tested and passed by one examiner, has failed when tested by another examiner four years later, on an item that was present at the previous examination, has remained unchanged, along with the regulations relating to it. Thus, alterations were imposed, and the examiner paid for a return visit. I don't like to think this, but it occurs to me, that the system is open to abuse, and 'sharp practice'. I suppose, assuming he is still in business, I could call on the services of the examiner, who examined the boat in March 2006, before it left Viking's factory. A a 'ball park' figure, what should I be expecting to pay for the examination. The boat has gas cooking and water heating, shore power, outboard engine with inboard fuel tank. All factory fitted. Dave Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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