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Old 25-12-2011, 12:44   #16
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Re: Gasfitters and regulations......Australia

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Old 25-12-2011, 21:30   #17
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That was our original intention, but since the NT doesn't have state rego, if you use the boat anywhere else you can be booked for being unregistered.

We had a similar problem with our dinghy when we went to NSW - it didn't need to be registered for use as a tender in Qld, but because it carried no state rego, once we got to NSW we were liable to be booked. So we had to register it there.

Aus rego is not acceptable as state rego either.
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Old 25-12-2011, 23:31   #18
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Does Calif have laws that are more restrictive than ABYC?

One of the fuel line options in ABYC (the other is gas hose)

From page 4:
http://www.abycinc.org/committees/A-01.pdf

A-1.9.2.1 be corrosion resistant metallic tubing such
as annealed copper tubing, standard type, Grade K or L,
conforming to ASTM B88-75a, Specifications for
Seamless Copper Water Tube, with a wall thickness of not
less than 0.032 inches (0.815 mm).
G'Day John,

I must admit that I was referring to rules in effect in the SF area when we left... and that was in 1986. Things may well have changed (unlikely for the better). We ran into this when we were selling our previous boat here in Oz. New owner solved it by ripping out our gas installation and installing a alcohol stove (bad move in my book, but others disagree). Now the boat has moved on to yet another owner (in Qld) and he is attempting to go back to gas. Best of luck to him...

I wonder if there are any accurate statistics that reveal the truth ie, which piping material is safer?

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Old 25-12-2011, 23:51   #19
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[QUOTE=Easy answer - don't register in Qld. Register in NSW or better yet Victoria.

Rego for our boat in Qld = $420 per annum. Rego in NSW about 160.[/QUOTE]

I can relate to that. In SA rego is based on length. My just over 10m ketch is $320PA in South Australia, same boat in NSW is $185.

It's currently expired, I'll renew it in NSW before we leave and see how long I can get away with it. Unfortunately in SA, they allow an interstate boat residence for only 3 months before you have to get it registered in SA.

Supposedly this pays for 'facilities' the govt provides for boats.

Considering it's not a trailer boat and I don't use ramps, and you can't legally just tie up at a wharf for nothing (well, nowhere I know of anyway - any SA sailors who know of any such places I'd be pleased to hear from) I'm not sure what facilities they are providing me, that aren't there for commercial boats, but they're the govt and I'm just a yachtie.

The local 'marina' (Council owned mooring jetty) is full and they don't allow anything this large as the structure isn't up to the strain, so I am looking at the commercial wharf owned by Flinders Ports for around $160 a quarter, if I can, which ain't too bad.
There's nowhere to drop a mooring that is deep enough that isn't in the channel. (well not all the time anyway, we have some serious tides here and it's apparently a deep keel ketch so...) So it's that or park well out of the way in Germein Bay somewhere and invite vandalism, not to mention the PITA to get to her by dink etc. Couple of spots further down the coast but rather have her close by, so the wharf looks like the best bet right now.

Several boats tied up at No. 1 Berth (only one outside the security fence), all but one without permission or paying fees, some have been there for many years and seem to resist efforts to move them on somehow. We'll see.

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I know a NT boat who stayed for more than two year without problem but he went to north Queensland for six months every years.
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Easy answer - don't register in Qld. Register in NSW or better yet Victoria.

Rego for our boat in Qld = $420 per annum. Rego in NSW about $160.
Victoria is 70 a year just drop in vicroads
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