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Old Feb 27, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by strikermk2 View Post
Does anyone know if a glass/ depron hull would be class legal. It would be fast to build and very light. Thanks Bryan
I think you would fall foul of the following rule:-

(c) With the exception of elastomeric materials, materials shall not be:
expanded, foamed, honeycombed.


see the full list of materials allowed / not allowed for the hull :-

D.2 HULL
D.2.1 MATERIALS
(a) Subject to (b) and (c), the hull, excluding fittings and remote control
equipment but including any supports and containers for such items, shall
be made of and joined using one or more of the following materials:
(1) metal,
(2) wood; wood based products containing only permitted materials,
(3) glass fibre reinforced plastic,
(4) adhesive,
(5) varnish; paint,
(6) film covering materials which may be fibre reinforced,
(7) elastomeric material,
(8) thermoplastic, which may be moulded, containing only permitted
materials.
(b) In glass fibre reinforced plastic:
(1) an external gel coat is optional and may be pigmented,
(2) an external paint coating is optional,
(3) the laminating resin shall be unpigmented,
(4) the reinforcement shall be glass fibre in any of the following forms:
roving, tape, chopped strand mat and woven cloth,
(5) the interior shall be un-coated to permit non-destructive examination
for verification of the material content.
(c) With the exception of elastomeric materials, materials shall not be:
expanded, foamed, honeycombed.
(d) Unrestricted by (a) and (b):
(1) a builder’s mark may be applied,
(2) the hull registration number shall be applied.
(3) A hull made with Texalium and with a date of initial fundamental
measurement, prior to 1 September 2004 may be certified.


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