Rules Clarification

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by readyjimm, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. readyjimm

    readyjimm Member

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    So i was reading through the rules, and it says

    "11. HULL FINISH
    (a) Waxing, polishing and fine wet and dry sanding
    of the hull is permitted, provided the intention and
    effect is to polish the hull only. Polishing/sanding
    shall not be used to remove mould imperfections.
    (b) Sanding and refinishing of the hull with the
    intention or effect to lighten the hull or improve the
    performance, finish, materials or shape beyond
    the original is not permitted"

    does this mean its illegal to restore a boat? i mean i have no intentions of doing nationals but we sometimes get ILCA races in colorado, and does this mean they will enforce them? so essentially since im restoring this laser i cannot race in ILCA regattas. WTF. i know its a one design class but there should be rules for nationals and local events. (for the people who want to go out and have a good time with other laser racers.)
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    It's NOT illegal to restore a hull. While doing so, just stay within the rules you quoted, especially 11(b). The second sentence of 11(a) is hard to enforce.

    I haven't been to many ILCA District Championships, but unless your boat is way out of line, I wouldn't worry. Of course, you do want your rig to be 100% legal (sail, blades, spars) at such regattas.

    At Nationals, it's likely somebody will take a look at your boat.
     
  3. Mattcm

    Mattcm Member

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    The key words here are "beyond the original", so you can restore a boat to its original, factory supplied state.
     
  4. readyjimm

    readyjimm Member

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    so since im filling all of the scratches and going to repaint the boat to the factory settings, im kosher?

    im basically "resetting" the boats life.
     

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