Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water - Part 7: Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for class E devices

This European Standard is applicable for CLASS E floating leisure articles for use on or in water according to EN 15649-1 regardless whether the buoyancy is achieved by inflation or inherent buoyant material.
This document (EN 15649-7) is applicable with EN 15649-1 and EN 15649-2.
Class E devices are intended for use in bathing areas or in protected and safe shore zones.
NOTE 1   Typical products forming class E:
-   inflatable boats for rowing or paddling of near oval shape with or without transom;
-   canoes and kayaks;
-   inflatable boats made from plastic sheets or from reinforced materials;
-   motor kit/sail kit as additional option.
NOTE   moving from A to B for pleasure purposes;
-   staying on the water for relaxing;
-   moving from shore to the main water craft, transportation of persons and load (tender boat).

Schwimmende Freizeitartikel zum Gebrauch auf und im Wasser - Teil 7: Zusätzliche besondere sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Artikel der Klasse E

Diese Europäische Norm gilt für schwimmende Freizeitartikel für den Gebrauch auf und im Wasser der Klasse  E nach EN 15649-1, unabhängig davon, ob der Auftrieb durch Aufblasen oder selbst-schwim¬mende Materialien erzielt wird.
Dieses Dokument (EN 15649-7) gilt im Zusammenhang mit EN 15649-1 und EN 15649-2.
Klasse-E-Geräte sind für den Einsatz in Badegebieten oder in geschützten und sicheren Uferzonen vorgesehen.
ANMERKUNG 1    Typische Produkte der Klasse E:
-   aufblasbare Boote zum Rudern oder Paddeln in nahezu ovaler Form, mit oder ohne Heckspiegel;
-   Kanus und Kajaks;
-   aufblasbare Boote aus trägerlosen Werkstoffen oder aus verstärkten Werkstoffen;
-   Motorausstattung/Segelausstattung als zusätzliche Wahlmöglichkeit.
ANMERKUNG 2   Typische Orte der Verwendung von Produkten der Klasse E:
-   Fahrten von A nach B zum Vergnügen;
-   Aufenthalt auf dem Wasser zur Entspannung;
-   Fahrten vom Strand zum Hauptboot, Transport von Personen und Gepäck (Beiboot).

Articles de loisirs flottants à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau - Partie 7 : Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai complémentaires propres aux dispositifs de Classe E

La présente Norme européenne est applicable aux articles de loisirs flottants de Classe E à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau conformément à l’EN 15649-1, dont la flottabilité est assurée par gonflage ou par un matériau ayant une flottabilité propre.
Le présent document (EN 15649-7) est applicable conjointement à l’EN 15649-1 et à l’EN 15649-2.
Les articles de Classe E sont destinés à être utilisés dans des zones de baignade ou dans des zones côtières protégées et sûres.
NOTE 1   Produits typiques constituant la Classe E :
-   bateaux gonflables à rames ou à pagaies de forme presque ovale, avec ou sans tableau arrière ;
-   canoës et kayaks ;
-   bateaux gonflables fabriqués à l'aide de feuilles de matière plastique ou de matériaux renforcés ;
-   en option : bloc moteur / équipement de voilure.
NOTE 2   Lieux d'utilisation typiques des dispositifs de Classe E :
-   déplacement d'un point A à un point B pour le plaisir ;
-   rester sur l'eau pour se relaxer ;
-   aller du rivage jusqu'à l'embarcation principale, transport de personnes et de charge (bateau annexe).

Plavajoči pripomočki za prosti čas, ki se uporabljajo na vodi in v njej - 7. del: Dodatne posebne varnostne zahteve in preskusne metode za pripomočke razreda E

Ta evropski standard velja za plavajoče pripomočke razreda E za prosti čas, ki se uporabljajo na vodi in v njej v skladu z EN 15649-1, ne glede na to, ali je plovnost dosežena z napihovanjem ali z materiali, ki so sami po sebi plovni. Ta dokument (EN 15649-7) velja skupaj z EN 15649-1 in EN 15649-2. Naprave razreda E so namenjene temu, da se uporabljajo na kopališčih ali varovanih in varnih obalnih območjih.

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.(Schwimmende Freizeitartikel zum Gebrauch auf und im Wasser - Teil 7: Zusätzliche spezifische sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Klasse-E-GeräteArticles de loisirs flottants a utiliser sur ou dans l'eau - Teil 7: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai complémentaires propres aux dispositifs de Classe EFloating leisure articles for use on and in the water - Part 7: Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for class E devices97.220.40Oprema za športe na prostem in vodne športeOutdoor and water sports equipmentICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 15649-7:2009SIST EN 15649-7:2010en,fr,de01-februar-2010SIST EN 15649-7:2010SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 15649-7:2010
EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 15649-7
November 2009 ICS 97.200.50 English Version

Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water - Part 7: Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for class E devices

Articles de loisirs flottants à utiliser sur ou dans l'eau - Partie 7: Exigences de sécurité et méthodes d'essai complémentaires propres aux dispositifs de Classe E

Schwimmende Freizeitartikel zum Gebrauch auf und im Wasser - Teil 7: Zusätzliche besondere sicherheitstechnische Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren für Artikel der Klasse E This European Standard was approved by CEN on 11 September 2009.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN Management Centre or to any CEN member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

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B-1000 Brussels © 2009 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members. Ref. No. EN 15649-7:2009: ESIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................4Introduction .........................................................................................................................................................61Scope ......................................................................................................................................................82Normative references ............................................................................................................................83Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................84Materials .............................................................................................................................................. 105Construction and functional components of boats ........................................................................ 105.1Conditioning ........................................................................................................................................ 105.2Hull integrity ........................................................................................................................................ 105.3Manual lifting and carrying devices .................................................................................................. 115.4Rowlocks and oars ............................................................................................................................. 115.5Hull drainage ....................................................................................................................................... 125.6Towing device ..................................................................................................................................... 125.7Seating and attachment systems (where offered as standard or optional equipment) .............. 126Safety requirements and test methods ............................................................................................ 126.1Minimum area and maximum permissible number of persons ..................................................... 126.2Static stability of the boat .................................................................................................................. 136.3Dimensional stability when getting on and off the boat ................................................................. 146.4Maximum load capacity ..................................................................................................................... 156.5Safety ropes and grab handles ......................................................................................................... 156.6Residual buoyancy specific for boats .............................................................................................. 166.7Manoeuvrability ................................................................................................................................... 167Performance requirements and test methods for boats................................................................. 167.1General ................................................................................................................................................. 167.2Strength and performance of the towing device for boats ............................................................ 167.3Rowing test (where applicable, see 5.4) ........................................................................................... 177.4Water tightness test for boats ........................................................................................................... 178Standard equipment and accessories for boats ............................................................................. 178.1Requirement ........................................................................................................................................ 178.2Testing ................................................................................................................................................. 179Marking ................................................................................................................................................ 1710Instructions for use for boats ............................................................................................................ 1811Exclusions ........................................................................................................................................... 19Annex A (normative)

Inflatable canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks .................................................... 20A.1Applicable requirements .................................................................................................................... 20A.2Maximum permissible number of persons ...................................................................................... 20A.3Load capacity, stowage volume ........................................................................................................ 20A.4Backrest and footrest for kayaks ...................................................................................................... 20A.5Safety ropes ........................................................................................................................................ 21A.6Performance test for kayaks and canoes ......................................................................................... 21Annex B (normative)

Inflatable boat propelled by sail or motor ................................................................ 22B.1Applicable requirements for sailed boats ........................................................................................ 22B.2Applicable requirements for motorised boats ................................................................................. 25Annex C (informative)

General arrangement of a typical boat with the hull made of non-reinforced material ...................................................................................................................... 28Annex D (informative)

General arrangement of a typical boat with the hull made of reinforced material ................................................................................................................................................ 29SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 3 Annex E (informative)

General arrangement of a typical paddle boat/kayak ............................................ 30Annex F (informative)

Examples of typical products forming Class E ...................................................... 31Bibliography ...................................................................................................................................................... 32

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EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 4 Foreword This document (EN 15649-7:2009) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 136 “Sports, playground and other recreational facilities and equipment”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by May 2010, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by May 2010. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association.

This European Standard is one of a series consisting of seven standards dealing with floating leisure articles for use on and in the water.

Compliance of a product to this standard requires that the requirements of the relevant specific part and, addi-tionally, the requirements of EN 15649-1 and EN 15649-2 have to be met. If a product includes multiple use related to several classes it has to meet the requirements of all these classes. Annex A and Annex B are normative. Annex C to Annex F are informative.

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EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 5 According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Repub-lic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 6 Introduction This part of the standard covers boats of customary construction and design with an overall length from 1,2 m (uninflated, flat) up to 1 800 N buoyancy. Such boats are mostly intended for recreational water activities and for the use by children. However, smaller tender boats such as those used on yachts also fall within this size range and small boats for specific applications (e.g. fishing boats) may also be included. Therefore, irrespec-tive of the main group of users, powered craft and sail craft have also been taken into consideration.

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EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 7 Table 1 — Introductory risk analysis No. Typical products Place

of usage Function; range of usage; target/age group Type of move-ment/propulsion Position of user in regard to the equipment,

elevation above water Predictable misuse Partial risk related to water environment Finalrisk Protection aims standard/ regulation E in work programme Adults and children's boats rowing boats of near oval shape with or without transom canoes, kay-aks, tender boats to yachts Pools; sea, shore/ close to shore; rivers; lakes Children, adults Paddling, rowing, sail, engine passive and active use by hand, drifting; third party (towing) ... Inside the craft Overload; use by non-swimmers; wave riding Drifting away; capsizing; en-trapment; lack of supervision in case of child use ... D R O W N I N G This EN stan-dard closes the gap between EN ISO 6185 and EN 71) SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 8 1 Scope This European Standard is applicable for CLASS E floating leisure articles for use on and in water according to EN 15649-1 regardless whether the buoyancy is achieved by inflation or inherent buoyant material. This document (EN 15649-7) is applicable with EN 15649-1 and EN 15649-2.

Class E devices are intended for use in bathing areas or in protected and safe shore zones.

NOTE 1 Typical products forming class E:  inflatable boats for rowing or paddling of near oval shape with or without transom;  canoes and kayaks;  inflatable boats made from plastic sheets or from reinforced materials;  motor kit/sail kit as additional option. NOTE 2 Typical places for application of Class E devices:  moving from A to B for pleasure purposes;  staying on the water for relaxing;  moving from shore to the main water craft, transportation of persons and load (tender boat). 2 Normative references The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated refer-ences, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. EN 15649-1:2009, Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water — Part 1: Classification, materials, general requirements and test methods EN 15649-2, Floating leisure articles for use on and in the water — Part 2: Consumer information EN ISO 8665, Small craft — Marine propulsion reciprocating internal combustion engines — Power meas-urements and declarations (ISO 8665:2006) 3 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 15649-1:2009 and the following ap-ply. 3.1 residual buoyancy provision of remaining buoyancy in case of a defect of any buoyancy chamber 3.2 inflatable boat buoyant structure (hull), achieving all or part of its intended shape and buoyancy by the medium of inflation and intended for the transportation of persons on the water; its design and shape give it the capability to with-stand forces and movements arising from various sea conditions SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 9 NOTE An inflatable boat is considered as an aquatic toy (toy in form of a boat) according to EN 71-1, when: a) it is intended for use without any propelling means (oars, paddles, motor, sail) and these are also not to be fitted sub-sequently; and b) its overall length is < 120 cm and the boat is additionally marked with the following warning note "Caution, to be used only in shallow water and under supervision". 3.3 tender sport boats serve as an auxiliary means in working around a bigger water craft but mainly to commute from the craft to shore or other places nearby NOTE In this respect the transport crew and load. Tenders are propelled by oars, frequently they are equipped with an outboard engine, partly they can be fitted with sails. For stowage reasons tenders are often small in size but robust in material and construction. 3.4 leisure boat serve as a recreational craft strolling around on the water, relaxing, extended bathing, etc.

NOTE They do not have the purpose of a working boat. 3.5 inherent buoyant material non-crosslinked (closed-cell) foam or other materials enclosed in (a) sealed compartment(s) in the hull which less than fresh water NOTE Boat made from inherent buoyant material is a buoyant structure (hull) achieving all or parts of its intended shape and buoyancy from soft foam, hard foam or sealed chambers filled with air, gas or granules. 3.6 inboard area internal surface area defined by a vertical plane tangential to the innermost side of the buoyancy tube and perpendicular to the deck 3.7 inboard length length of the cockpit, including the area below any spray cover, measured along the boat centreline between the innermost points of the bow and stern 3.8 usable seating area inboard area, including the area below any spray cover, available for the users to sit on 3.9 permissible rated load maximum loading of the boat by persons, propelling means and other items SIST EN 15649-7:2010

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3.10 integrated transom rear part of the boat's cockpit normally made by a flat wooden board inseparably integrated in the boats hull on which the motor is clamped by clamp screws 3.11 motor mount transom small board attached to the rear part of the boat via a tube frame and hull fittings by means of separable fixa-tions for the purpose to clamp the motor to it 3.12 kayak boat which is propelled by means of double paddle(s) and user(s) sitting in line in a mid boat position NOTE The width/length–ratio of kayaks is above 1:3. Kayaks can be equipped with sail and motor. 3.13 canoe boat which is propelled by means of a single paddle(s) and user(s) are kneeling or sitting at bow and rear of the boat NOTE The width/length–ratio of canoes is above 1:3. Canoes can be equipped with sail and motor. 4 Materials Boats conforming to this standard shall meet the requirements set out in Clause 6 of EN 15649-1:2009. All materials shall be selected by the manufacturer according to the requirements for shape, dimensions, maximum load, etc. to which the boat is to be subjected and which are resulting from the intended service conditions. 5 Construction and functional components of boats 5.1 Conditioning All tests shall be performed at a temperature of (20 ± 3) °C. 5.2 Hull integrity

5.2.1 Requirements The materials and the method of construction used in the construction of a boat shall be compatible with that of the hull itself. Any load-bearing fittings attached to the boat shall not result in any impairment in air tightness or water integrity, when loaded as described in 5.2.2. 5.2.2 Test method Load-bearing fittings shall be loaded in any direction up to breaking point, but not exceeding 1 kN for leisure boats and 2 kN for tender boats (see 3.3). If maximum load is reached, this load shall be maintained for 1 min. Any cordage used for test purposes shall have a diameter of 8 mm. SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 11 5.3 Manual lifting and carrying devices 5.3.1 Requirements The boat shall be equipped with a means for portage. There shall be no failure of the carrying device, when tested in accordance with 5.3.2. Where lifting or carrying devices also function as safety ropes or grab handles, they shall also comply with the requirements of 6.6.1. 5.3.2 Test method The carrying device shall be gradually loaded with a force of 500 N for 1 min in the appropriate directions. Any cordage used for test purposes shall have a diameter of 8 mm. 5.4

Rowlocks and oars 5.4.1 Requirements 5.4.1.1 General The provision of paddles, rowlocks and oars is not mandatory. The assembly system oar/rowlock shall comply with the requirements given in 5.4.1.2 to 5.4.1.5. 5.4.1.2 Abrasion damage The bearing surfaces of the oars and rowlocks shall be free from any roughness likely to cause excessive wear. All external surfaces of the rowlocks shall be smooth and free from sharp edges and corners. 5.4.1.3 Securing against loss Rowlocks shall be secured against unintended loosening. Means shall be provided for safe location of at least two oars or paddles when stowed away. 5.4.1.4 Strength of rowlocks There shall be no structural failure of the rowlocks and/or associated fittings when tested in accordance with 5.4.2.2. 5.4.1.5 Strength and performance of rowlocks and oars When tested in accordance with 7.4, there shall be no structural failure or permanent deformation of any com-ponent during the test and it shall be clearly demonstrated that the rowlock system is sufficiently rigid for effi-cient rowing. A minimum unrestricted movement of the oars 60° ahead and 60° astern shall be enabled. 5.4.2 Test methods 5.4.2.1 Abrasion damage and prevention of loosening Visual inspection and performance testing. SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 12 5.4.2.2 Strength of rowlocks The rowing system, including the rowlocks, shall be loaded with a force of 300 N for 1 min in the horizontal direction that is most likely to cause failure. Any cordage used for test purposes shall have a diameter of 8 mm. 5.5 Hull drainage If the boat is fitted with a transom integrated in the body of the boat, it shall be equipped with at least one drain-plug or one bailing system. 5.6 Towing device All watercraft shall have, at their bow, a towing device suitable for securing a towline. See 7.2 for strength test. 5.7 Seating and attachment systems (where offered as standard or optional equipment) There shall be no damage or malfunction to either the seating or to any related attachment systems, when tested in accordance with Clause 7. 6 Safety requirements and test methods 6.1 Minimum area and maximum permissible number of persons 6.1.1 Requirement The calculated seating area for each adult shall be at least 0,45 m² and for each child it shall be 0,23 m². The load rated for an adult shall be 75 kg, for a child 37,5 kg. Two children up to 10 years of age are considered as an adult. The inboard area of boats (inboard length x inboard width) intended for use by only one person shall be so designed, independent of the calculated seating area, that the appropriate seat pattern shown in EN 15649-1:2009, Annex A can be placed inboard without over crowding. For boats where the inboard area is restricted by equipment parts of the motor or sail kit, the usable inboard area for each person shall be verified by placing the seat patterns for adults and/or children on the usable area without overlapping. The patterns shall be distributed so that the persons sitting in their predetermined positions are not impeded and/or endangered by any equipment parts protruding/swinging into or installed inboard the boat. 6.1.2 Testing The dimensions for calculating the usable inboard area (m²) shall be determined vertically between the in-board walls with the hull inflated to working pressure. Where the inboard area has an irregular shape, the measurements of length and width shall be multiplied. Areas below the spray cover are considered as usable areas. The permissible number of persons (adults/children) for boats designed for several persons is obtained by division of the total inboard area by 0,45 m² for adults or 0,23 m² for children. Boats shall not be labelled for more than two children. The resulting value shall be rounded down to the nearest integer or 0,5 m². For boats designed for one person only, the seat patterns are used as measuring aid or test criterion. SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 13 6.2

Static stability of the boat 6.2.1 Requirement The boat equipped with the manufacturer's maximum rated motor (see B.2.4) shall not capsize when tested in accordance with 7.4.2. 6.2.2 Test method The test shall be carried out with the motor fitted but without a fuel tank, battery or sail kit. The test load shall be evenly distributed over the test loading area of the boat, as shown in Figure 1. The total test load shall be mt = (0,67 × n × 75 kg) + (0,67 × 37,5 kg) for a child, if applicable. where n is the maximum permissible number of adults determined by the manufacturer (see 6.1), i.e. 75 kg for each permissible adult and 37,5 kg for a child, if applicable. NOTE The dimensions for a 37,5 kg steel test weight are given in Figure 1. SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 14 Dimensions in millimetres

Key 1 Typical load plate, e.g. timber 2 Fitting or rowlock 3 Test loading area 4 For eyebolt 5 For load-plate fastening bolt 6 Test weight, steel, 37,5 kg 7 Indicates centre of gravity of test load 8 Buoyancy tube Figure 1 — Static stability test with three adults and a child 6.3 Dimensional stability when getting on and off the boat 6.3.1 Requirement The inflated boat, ready-for-use, shall not buckle nor capsize when a person carrying luggage (100 kg) is get-ting into or out of the boat at any accessible point of the floor of the inboard area, while the load capacity (evenly distributed over the usable inboard floor area) is fully utilized. The boat shall be checked for its stability in shape when the boat is embarked by the first test person. The boat may deform up to a degree where function and safety is still maintained.

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EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 15 6.3.2 Testing The water craft shall be loaded with a mass of 75 kg (adult) or 37,5 kg (child) at any accessible point of the inboard floor area. The loading area shall be a circle with a diameter of 200 mm. 6.4 Maximum load capacity 6.4.1 Requirement The maximum load capacity of the watercraft shall be calculated using the following equation:

MmkgVm−××=)10005,0(3 where m is the maximum load capacity in kg (total load weight on board including persons, equipment, out-board motor and fuel); V is the volume of the buoyancy chambers in m³; M is the total mass in kg, of the craft as supplied by the manufacturer, inclusive of all equipment per-manently installed and/or supplied with the boat such as hull, fittings and similar items but without outboard motor and fuel. Permanently installed engine(s) and drive systems shall also be included. 6.4.2 Testing Proof of maximum load capacity m by calculation. The volume V shall be determined either by calculation or experimentally. For determination of the data (dimensions for calculation, gauging of volume by litres) the boat shall be inflated to the working pressure. For determination of the volume, the uncertainty of measurement shall not exceed 3 %. The arithmetic mean of three measurements shall be taken. For determination of the mass, an appropriate balance shall be used. The determined volume and the mass of the boat shall be indicated in the test report. 6.5 Safety ropes and grab handles 6.5.1 Requirement All boats shall be equipped with adequate means offering a firm hold to each of the permissible number of persons when occupying the seating positions provided or when outside in the water, even if the boat has capsized. All handholds shall be designed to ensure, by their nature and arrangement, that the permissible number of persons can hold them, even for a long period, without risk of injury. The handholds and their assemblies shall conform to the requirements for hull fittings described in 5.2. Where safety ropes and grab handles also function as manual lifting or carrying devices, they shall also conform to the requirements of 5.3. All boats shall have a properly affixed safety rope. There shall be no failure/fracture of the handhold assemblies when tested as specified in 5.2.2. SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 16 6.5.2 Test method Visual inspection and assessment. Each handle and lifeline assembly fitting shall be loaded with a force of 500 N for 1 min in the direction most likely to cause failure. For practical assessment in the water, see 7.2. 6.6 Residual buoyancy specific for boats 6.6.1 Requirement After failure of the largest buoyancy chamber, the residual inflated buoyancy of the hull shall be equal to at least 50 % of the manufacturer's rated maximum load capacity (see 6.4). 6.6.2 Test method The residual buoyancy shall be calculated or measured. 6.7 Manoeuvrability 6.7.1 Requirement An inflated water craft loaded to the maximum load capacity shall be capable, upon sudden deflation of any one of its buoyancy chambers, of being propelled purposefully by one of its intended means. Oars may be used as paddles. 6.7.2 Test method The craft shall be propelled, with its main air chamber deflated, in a generally straight line over at least 50 m in calm water. 7 Performance requirements and test methods for boats 7.1 General The water craft shall have passed at least the test in accordance with EN 15649-1:2009, Clause 6. The boat shall be assembled in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and inflated to the defined working pressure. Testing shall be carried out in the order of 7.2 to 7.4 in conditions with an average wave height of 300 mm. The coxswain and other crew members, if any, shall perform the tests by taking the seating positions offered as standard or optional equipment. 7.2 Strength and performance of the towing device for boats 7.2.1 Requirement When examining the craft closely at the end of the test period, there shall be no structural failures on any part of the hull or craft components, such as the deck or thwarts, and including any boundary interface such as floor/hull. During the test, there shall be no tendency for the bow to submerge or to lift in a manner likely to submerge the motor or overturn the boat. SIST EN 15649-7:2010

EN 15649-7:2009 (E) 17 7.2.2 Test method The maximum permissible number of persons calculated in accordance with 6.1 shall be embarked. The watercraft shall be towed for at least 15 mi

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