Shrink tubing on the traveller blocks

Depends on where you read it! If it was an ILCA site, it may in fact be true. I'm not aware of any such publication.

By-Law 1 states:
24. TAPE
The use of flexible adhesive tape or similar is permitted to secure shackle pins and clips, and to bind sheets, lines and rigging, except that tapes shall not be used to construct new fittings or modify the function of the existing fittings.

As such, shrink tubing, similar to flexible adhesive tape in its use to align and bind the two traveler blocks, is LEGAL. The application has been one of the standard practices for a long time.

My ISP connection went dead and this browser just "ate" my reply!

Short answer: Consider the "tape over garden hose" solution to the same. Dev is just being super-cautious here. Don't worry about it. A measurer's rights are limited.



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i just di the measuring at the laser radial worlds that was held in australia and we allowed shrink wrap tubing on the traveler blocks.
dont know if that counts for much buit thought it could help
Re: Alloy

Alloy said:
[A measurer's rights are limited.] wat do you mean by that we are God!
I personally think, he gives us readers at TLF a notice to the rights, that are guaranteed in the constitution of the Laserclass (I hope I´m right in that point...) for a racing/ nonracing Laserite, in relationship to our (here and there) ambiguious Laserclassrules we all have to follow.

I think, "God" has a well known name - at the Laserclass his pre-name is Jean-Luc (No no, not the person from StarTek...:)). Never have seen him... - luckiely...:D