Low friction hull coatings

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Cort Steck
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Low friction hull coatings

Post by Cort Steck » 17 Oct 2010, 03:45

Are low friction bottom coatings or bottom paints legal.

Hiljoball
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Sail number: CAN 307
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Re: Low friction hull coatings

Post by Hiljoball » 17 Oct 2010, 17:40

This is covered by RRS R 53

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.

John
John Ball
CRYA #895
IOM CAN 307 V8
In my private capacity

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