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I have been sailing with slot gaskets for as long as I can remember. They last a very long time (many years) and they prevent stones from entering the slot. As a cruiser I say legal or not, I have no intention of removing them. From a racing viewpoint, not having a slot gasket is like sticking two fingers in the water and we don’t do that do we?

With the coming of the Hartley boat the Wayfarer is on a level playing ground again with more recent designed boats and sales are picking up. Let us not spoil that by prohibiting something every other modern boat has.

We had this discussion in depth only a few years ago. The rule change was accepted with a very large majority. Even the toughest opposition now has gaskets once he found out how easy they are to install and how cheap they are. Please let’s not get in to this debate again.