Just to let you all know: I’M SAFE (for the next four years, that is).
Passed my examination with flying colours (of course)!
Well, Magda was told: NOT TO TAKE OFF THE ALDE FLUE OUTLET AGAIN!
I’ve told her that as well, but, as per usual, so far she didn’t listen to me…
For the non-boaters: every four year a boat needs an safety examination. A bit like a MOT*. They check the boat to minimise the risk of boat fires, explosions, or pollution.
So everybody inside or outside the boat would be safe. No safety certificate means no licence, and no insurance. And no mooring in the marina.
To be honest, they wouldn’t have to check me. Would I do harm to the people I love?
Or to innocent outsiders? Of course I wouldn’t. But unfortunately these checks are part of the life of a narrowboat.
*MOT = English version of Dutch APK or German TÜV