Masts and the Rules
Hi, I was wondering if there is a minor loophole/omission in the rules regarding the spreader brackets. There is a maximum measurements for the mast, should the spreader bracket be included within that as there doesn’t seem to be a definition of it within the rules.
Thanks for the information, I thought that would be the case.
Thanks Keith, not being a regular reader of the rules I missed that.
Suppose you could say that spreaders are not "Essential" to the function of the mast, i.e. to hold a sail up and support a mast. Therefore they are not part of the mast.
There could also be an issue with the Spreader Bracket on many existing masts, as I have just measured my Standard Chipstow mast and the bracket is 210mm on the longest measurement. I think that, after reading the different parts of the rules that we need to adjust the class rule to cover this off, so that it only covers the Mast Section.
Rod & Jo
Now there's an idea, and the original mast on 1620 is a spreaderless Proctor D+ Gold. Fame within our grasp!
If ERS includes spreader s / bracket, this will include pole self launching brackets which will exceed this dim also. A can of worms me thinks.
Pole launch bracket is comfortably in. I am surprised this has not been raised before - please leave with us, there will be a simple solution. C