According to the rules as stated in the "Laser Current Rules- Class One" Part Three, Section 14, article C and Section 15, article B (see below), it is stated that resurfacing may be done to both centreboard and rudder "provided the original shape, thickness and characteristics are not altered". I did indeed resurface a centreboard and rudder by sanding them with 220 grit, one thin coat of dark grey polyester primer, wet sanded with 320 grit, then one thin coat of white hi-gloss Linear Polyurethane. Together the primer and paint are perhaps .020-.030 inches. In other words, paper thin. I do not see how the resurfacing work i did is outside of the stated rules. However the customer that i did the work for is stating that "she was told by a Laser expert that the manner in which I resurfaced is illegal and will disqualify her boat". She was told by this expert that the required technique for resurfacing is one coat of white gelcoat, two coats of Flat LP. Furthermore I just received an email in which she states that "FYI...Last year a sailor who was quite good and performing well at this regatta was disqualified based on his Centerboard being painted incorrectly. One of the issues was the color (dark grey/black) and the other was that they were shiny.". I would appreciate clarification on the subject. Thank you. Gary/BoatAid 14. CENTREBOARD (a) A rope handle passing through not more than two holes of maximum diameter 12.5 mm above a line drawn from the bottom of the centreboard stop, parallel to the top of the centreboard is permitted. A plastic/rubber tube and/or tape are permitted on the handle of the centreboard. (b) The trailing edge of the centreboard may be sharpened by sanding the blade between the trailing edge and a line 100 mm parallel to the trailing edge, provided the distance between the leading edge and the trailing edge of the blade is not reduced. (c) Surface refinishing of the centreboard is permitted provided the original shape, thickness and characteristics are not altered. (d) One layer of general purpose self adhesive plastic tape (includes duct and gaffer tape) of maximum 2mm thickness and of a maximum size of 30mm x 30mm may be applied at the top front corner of the centreboard case. (e) A wood centreboard shall not be used on a hull that was originally supplied with a non wood centreboard. (f) A tie line or shock cord shall be attached to the small hole in the upper forward corner of the centreboard, and any of the bow eye, the cunningham fairlead, the “Builder Supplied” deck block fitting and the mast to prevent loss of the centreboard in event of a capsize. The tie line or shock cord may be looped around the bow, but shall not be attached to the gunwale. Attachment can be by knots or loops in the shock cord, and/or tie lines, shackles, clips, hooks or eyes. (g) The components of the "Builder Supplied" centreboard stopper may be secured together by glue, screws, bolts, nuts and washers, provided the original shape and dimensions are not reduced. 15. RUDDER (a) The trailing edge of the rudder blade may be sharpened by sanding the blade between the trailing edge and a line 60 mm parallel to the trailing edge, provided the distance between the leading edge and the trailing edge of the blade is not reduced. (b) Surface refinishing of the rudder blade is permitted provided that the original shape, thickness and characteristics are not altered. (c) The rudder blade and/or rudder head holes may be enlarged up to a maximum diameter of 10mm. The rudder bolt and bush set may be replaced with a larger diameter bolt to fit this hole. The bolt head, nut and washers shall fall within a 20mm diameter circle. (d) To achieve the maximum 78 degree rudder angle relative to the bottom edge of the rudder head, the leading edge of the blade may be cut away where it touches the spacing pin. (e) To restrict the rudder angle to maximum 78 degrees relative to the bottom edge of the rudder head, the lower forward spacing pin shall be wound with flexible adhesive tape. (f) The rudder pintles may be fitted with spacers to lift the rudder head to allow the tiller to clear the deck at the transom. (g) The rudder downhaul line may have multiple purchases. (h) A hole may be drilled in the top rudder pintle and a pin or clip inserted in the hole to prevent loss of the rudder.