Carbon Bodied Goosenecks

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Simon Lawson
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Joined: 24 Dec 2011, 14:04
Sail number: GBR3517
Club: Poole Radio Yacht Club
Design: Britpop

Carbon Bodied Goosenecks

Post by Simon Lawson » 02 Sep 2012, 19:17

Can somebody please clarify are carbon fibre bodied gooseneck legal for a one metre class boat?

AA Parts and Ullman Sails produce such goosenecks

http://www.ullmansails.co.uk/store/prod ... roduct=188
http://www.aa-parts.com/en/attrezzatura ... -7-mm.html


Thanks

Simon

IOM GBR 3517

Hiljoball
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Joined: 06 Jan 2006, 00:47
Sail number: CAN 307
Design: V8
Location: CAN

Re: Carbon Bodied Goosenecks

Post by Hiljoball » 04 Sep 2012, 18:46

Hi Simon,

This has been discussed before but never resolved to my satisfaction.

There appears to be a hole in the rules in section F3 & F4 that it omits any statement for materials for the parts (required and optional) that are not the mast or spars. So my completely unofficial logic is the IOM rule is a 'closed' rule and that you are required to have a gooseneck but it cannot be made of anything - similar problem for (say) spreaders. (Contrast with F6 Running rigging which has a suitable statement). As this creates a nonsense situation, the opposite must be true and the gooseneck can be made of anything.

I have asked several times for a rule change fix this issue and to add materials to these two sections (even if it is to say 'materials are unrestricted') but without any action being taken.

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

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