on fore and aft bowsprit mounts
It has come to the attention of the class
association that the mounting points for the bowsprit
may become worn due to the regular movement of the bowsprit
tube when launching and recovering the spinnaker. Speaking
to Chris Turner from Ovington Boats, they are happy
to supply the new boats with some PTFE tape to act as
a slide on these two points. You can also purchase the
PTFE tape (also known as Jap Tape) from themselves.
We think it is a good idea to let sailors
know, so they check their boats and add some tape if
they think it is necessary. Please see images of what
you are looking for.
From the technical corner - Clarification of rule C.7.1
MODIFICATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
(b) Non-skid tape or patches made from
a flexible material not greater than 3mm thick may be
attached to the deck moulding.
This means you can use non skid
tape (such as Progrip) made from a flexible material
no greater than 3mm thick. It also means you can use
patches (such as PTFE tape, or electrical insulating
tape) made from a flexible material not greater than
3mm thick attached to the deck moulding.
- Jap tape
Assemble as per the pictures.
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