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Old Nov 21, 2012, 06:23 AM
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It's funny how the same numbers keep coming around. I was pushing for a 19" max depth but was swayed to increase it to 20". Sorry I let that happen now.

I remember back when Detroit hosted the Nationals in 95, a skipper came from the East Coast with a 16" fin. Said it was all his pond could handle. It was sad because he really was a good sailor, his boat held him back. Not sure why he didn't have 2 keels considering all the money he spent traveling.

Slotracer; Interesting that you added a wood deck because you were tired of dealing with the film. Not to bring in another class but when I designed the 1.7 Meter I made sure to add that hard decks are mandatory. I also set the minimum weight high enough so it could be done right. Back to the M, that was the main reason for the min hull weight we added this year. People like me that have to maintain 5 boats are also tired of dealing with film decks and tape.
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