Feb 28, 2012

F18: Official amendment description on Paint-Gelcoat

Actual IFCA18 amendment on Paint-Gelcoat I mentioned on ISAF interpretation that Gelcoat was not allowed:
http://www.sailing.org/2129.php
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INTERNATIONAL FORMULA 18 CLASS
The following amendments to the Class Rules have been approved to be
effective 21
th
February 2012.
Rule C.7.2
Amendment: Add new rule to read as follows:
C.7.2 MODIFICATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
(a) Holes not bigger than necessary for the installation fittings and passage of
lines may be made in the hull.
(b) Sealing strips of any suitable material for centreboard/daggerboard slots are
permitted.
(b) Routine maintenance such as painting and polishing is permitted without remeasurement and re-certification, providing that the intention and the effect
is to polish the hulls only.
(c) Each hull shall have at least one inspection hatch. All other fittings are
optional
Rule D.2.3
Amendment: Delete rule and renumber accordingly.
Rule D.3.1
Amendment: Add “polyester gelcoat” after “glass fibres” so the rule now reads
as follows:
D.3.1 MATERIALS
(a) The hull shells shall be built from polyester or vinylester resin, glass
fibres, polyester gelcoat, a core of PVC, balsa or felt, the combination of
wood-epoxy, injected plastic, which shall not be altered other than locally
for fittings, and passage of equipment and normal reinforcement. Epoxy
glue is permitted for joining components. Every material that is not
expressly permitted is prohibited.
END
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