Wax

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by laser98706, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. laser98706

    laser98706 New Member

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    Are there any class rules governing the substances allowed on the underside of the hull? (e.g., wax, polish,teflon,etc...)

    Also, where can i get a copy of the rules?
     
  2. ChrisSmith

    ChrisSmith New Member

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    From the class rules (avail at www.laserinternational.org):

    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.

    From the RRS (afail at www.sailing.org):

    53 SKIN FRICTION
    A boat shall not eject or release a substance, such as a polymer, or have specially textured surfaces that could improve the character of the flow of water inside the boundary layer.


    So, yes, you can wax or polish so long as you're not using some compound that would cause you to violate RRS 53 above. The stuff you mention specifically is allowed.
     

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