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LockedA.2 General Requirements
Doc ID : 8666:2016 Doc Status: EN ISO

Principal Data

LockedA.2 General Requirements
Doc ID : 11192:2005 Doc Status: EN ISO

Graphical symbols

LockedA.2.1 Craft Identification
Doc ID : 10087:2006 Doc Status: EN ISO

Craft Identification - Coding System

LockedA.2.2 Builder's Plate
Doc ID : 14945:2004 Doc Status: EN ISO

Builder's Plate

LockedA.2.3 Protection from Falling Overboard and Means of Re-boarding
Doc ID : 15085 2003 A1 2009 Doc Status: EN ISO

Man overboard prevention and recovery

LockedA.2.4 Visibility from the Main Steering Position
Doc ID : 11591:2011 Doc Status: EN ISO

Engine-driven small craft - Field of vision from helm position

LockedA.2.5 Owner's Manual
Doc ID : 10240 2004 A1 2015 Doc Status: EN ISO/FDIS

Owner's Manual

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-1:2000 Doc Status: EN ISO

Materials: Thermosetting resins, glass fibre reinforcement, reference laminate

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-2:2002 Doc Status: EN ISO

Sandwich construction

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-3:2002 Doc Status: EN/ISO

Steel, wood, aluminium, other materials

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-4:2002 Doc Status: EN ISO

Workshop and construction

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-6:2008 Doc Status: EN ISO

Structural arrangements and details

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-8:2009 Doc Status: EN ISO

Rudders

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-9:2012 Doc Status: EN ISO

Sailing craft appendages

LockedA.3.1 Structure
Doc ID : 12215-5:2014 Doc Status: EN ISO

Design pressures for monohulls, design stresses, scantlings determination

LockedA.3.2 and A.3.3 Stability and buoyancy assessment and categorization
Doc ID : 12217-1:2015 Doc Status: EN ISO

Non-sailing boats over 6 metres hull length

LockedA.3.2 and A.3.3 Stability and buoyancy assessment and categorization
Doc ID : 12217-2:2015 Doc Status: EN ISO

Sailing boats over 6 metres hull length

LockedA.3.2 and A.3.3 Stability and buoyancy assessment and categorization
Doc ID : 12217-3:2015 Doc Status: EN ISO

Boats up to and including 6 metres hull length

LockedA.3.4 Openings in Hull, Deck and Superstructure
Doc ID : 12216:2002 Doc Status: EN ISO

Windows, portlights, hatches, deadlights and doors - Strength and tightness requirements

LockedA.3.4 Openings in Hull, Deck and Superstructure
Doc ID : 9093-1:1998 Doc Status: EN ISO

Seacocks and through-hull fittings - Metallic

LockedA.3.4 Openings in Hull, Deck and Superstructure
Doc ID : 9093-2:2002 Doc Status: EN ISO

Seacocks and through-hull fittings - Non-Metallic

LockedA.3.5 Flooding
Doc ID : 11812:2002 Doc Status: EN ISO

Watertight and quick draining cockpits

LockedA.3.5 Flooding
Doc ID : 15083:2003 Doc Status: EN ISO

Bilge pumping systems

LockedA.3.6 Manufacturer's Maximum Recommended Load
Doc ID : 14946:2001 Doc Status: EN ISO

Maximum load capacity

LockedA.3.9 Anchoring, mooring and towing
Doc ID : 15084:2003 Doc Status: EN ISO

Anchoring, mooring and towing - Strong points

LockedA.4 Handling Characteristics
Doc ID : 8665:2006 Doc Status: EN ISO

Marine propulsion reciprocating internal combustion engines - Power measurement and declarations

LockedA.4 Handling Characteristics
Doc ID : 11592 1 2016 Doc Status: EN ISO

Determination of maximum propulsion power - in terms of manoeuvrability for craft less than 8 m length of hull

LockedA.5.1.1 Inboard engine
Doc ID : 15584:2001 Doc Status: EN ISO

Inboard petrol engines - Engine-mounted fuel and electrical system components

LockedA.5.1.1 Inboard engine
Doc ID : 16147:2002+A1:2013 Doc Status: EN ISO

Inboard diesel engines - Engine-mounted fuel and electrical system components

LockedA.5.1.1 Inboard engine
Doc ID : 7840:2013 Doc Status: EN ISO

Fire-resistant fuel hoses

LockedA.5.1.2 Ventilation
Doc ID : 11105:1997 Doc Status: EN ISO

Ventilation of compartments containing petrol engines and/ or petrol fuel tanks

LockedA.5.1.3 - Inboard Engine Test-bed measurement of gaseous and particulate exhaust emission
Doc ID : 18854 2015 Doc Status: EN ISO

Emissions testing for inboard engines

LockedA.5.2.1 General
Doc ID : 10088:2013 Doc Status: EN ISO

Permanently installed fuel systems and fixed fuel tanks

LockedA.5.2.2 Fuel tanks
Doc ID : 21487:2014+A2:2015 Doc Status: EN ISO

Permanently installed petrol and diesel fuel tanks

LockedA.5.3 Electrical system
Doc ID : 10133:2012 Doc Status: EN ISO

Electrical Equipment - Extra-low-voltage electrical installations

LockedA.5.3 Electrical system
Doc ID : 13297:2014 Doc Status: EN ISO

Electrical Equipment - AC installations

LockedA.5.3.1 - Electric Navigation Lights
Doc ID : 19009 2015 Doc Status: EN ISO

Performance of LED lights

LockedA.5.4.1 General
Doc ID : 8847:2004 Doc Status: EN ISO

Steering Gear - cable and pulley systems

LockedA.5.4.1 General
Doc ID : 10592:1995/A1:2000 Doc Status: EN ISO

Hydraulic steering gear

LockedA.5.4.1 General
Doc ID : 13929:2001 Doc Status: EN ISO

Steering gear - Geared link systems

LockedA.5.5 Gas system
Doc ID : 10239:2014 Doc Status: EN ISO

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems

LockedA.5.6 Fire protection
Doc ID : 14895:2016 Doc Status: EN ISO

Liquid-fuelled galley stoves

LockedA.5.6.2 Fire-fighting equipment
Doc ID : 9094:2015 Doc Status: EN ISO

Fire protection - All craft with hull length of up to and including 24m excluding personal watercraft

LockedA.5.8 Discharge prevention and installations facilitating the delivery ashore of waste
Doc ID : 8099:2001 Doc Status: EN ISO

Waste water retention and treatment - Toilet waste retention systems

LockedA.6 Inflatable boats and ribs
Doc ID : 6185-1:2001 Doc Status: EN ISO

Boats with a motor maximum power rating of 4.5kW

LockedA.6 Inflatable boats and ribs
Doc ID : 6185-2:2001 Doc Status: EN ISO

Boats with a motor power rating of 4.5 kW to 15 kW inclusive

LockedA.6 Inflatable boats and ribs
Doc ID : 6185-3:2014 Doc Status: EN ISO

Boats with a motor power rating of 15 kW and greater

LockedA.6 Inflatable boats and ribs
Doc ID : 6185-4:2011 Doc Status: prEN ISO

Boats greater than 8m overall length

LockedC.1.1 Noise emission levels
Doc ID : 14509-1:2008 Doc Status: EN ISO

Measurement of noise pressure level or airborne noise emitted by powered recreational craft

LockedC.1.4 Noise emission levels
Doc ID : 14509-2:2006 Doc Status: EN ISO

Measurement of airborne noise emitted by powered recreational craft

LockedC.1.4 Noise emission levels
Doc ID : 14509-3:2009 Doc Status: EN ISO

Sound assessment using calculation and measurement procedures