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    Posted: 23 Aug 21 at 3:14pm
Not sure where to post this question; but as I'm after genuine accounts rather than opinions.....

Has anyone towed their boat across the EU since the UK left it?  What was the experience like?

Paperwork for the boat?  Legality of an old-school british road base with "hung on the transom" light board?

Before this madness occurred, trailing to the Javelin Euros in Germany, Holland, France was little different from trailing to Weymouth.  Now I'm thinking of next year's Euros in Holland and just wondering if it's viable.  If I can take my old road base, OK.  If I have to spend £1300 on a new combi, and £500 on an international export/import carnet .....probably not.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote E.J. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 21 at 10:34am
I am Currently asking the same questions to the RYA for the exact requirement. I expect there will be a fair bit of boilerplate risk aversion, but when I've distilled it down to the critical facts I'll report back.
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Whichever EU numptie decided that new trailers should have a pole sticking out from the base each side, wobbling uncontrollably, so that the unnessarily extra wide trailer board can be tied to it, deserves to be shot. He/She clearly never towed a dinghy. Design-Fail.

So I do hope old style trailers are now fine.
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Originally posted by Chris_H

Whichever EU numptie decided that new trailers should have a pole sticking out from the base each side, wobbling uncontrollably, so that the unnessarily extra wide trailer board can be tied to it, deserves to be shot. He/She clearly never towed a dinghy. Design-Fail.

So I do hope old style trailers are now fine.

You are not under any obligation to use the outriggers.
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"You are not under any obligation to use the outriggers" ....in the UK.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 21 at 10:12pm
Spot on . Before brexit it didnít matter as our old rules and laws were grandfathered into the rules. Now they are not.  Stern Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 21 at 4:46pm
Originally posted by NickA

"You are not under any obligation to use the outriggers" ....in the UK.

Can you show me anywhere where their use is mandated?
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Tescos are out of saucisson sec, god knows why  Wink Could you bring some back?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 21 at 7:35pm
Speaking to Dutch classmates the trailer rules and very strictly applied in Holland.
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Originally posted by Chris_H

Whichever EU numptie decided that new trailers should have a pole sticking out from the base each side, wobbling uncontrollably, so that the unnessarily extra wide trailer board can be tied to it, deserves to be shot. He/She clearly never towed a dinghy. Design-Fail.

So I do hope old style trailers are now fine.


Old style trailers are still fine in the uk .

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If you are now trailing in the EU you have conform to the latest regulations. We are a third country and no longer in the EU club . 
If your new trailer has a integrated lighting board you must use it under uk law. But to be honest no police service will stop you of you donít , they are just happy you have a Lighting board of any kind  LOL

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