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  • #3583
    mattL
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    At the Copenhagen International Wayfarer Open Championships (or something like that) our boat was weighted 🙄 and it came in over weight. We know 4 kg can come off the floor boards (some how).

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove a bit of hull weight? with out breaking any current class rules.

    ALL COMMENTS WELCOME 😆

    #5920

    or the crew!!!!!!!

    #5921
    Fantasia
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    If your boat is wooden, then it will dry out gradually and hence loose weight if stored in dry conditions over the winter for instance. I know that my boat gains weight through the season and this winter I shall weigh it when I bring it home and again in the Spring to determine the actual difference. I’ll let you know the outcome.

    The same goes for fibreglass, but I think that it is more difficult to dry out. I have heard of people putting faily low wattage light bulbs into the tanks to help speed-up the process.

    #5955
    Anonymous
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    Matt
    When the weather was hot and dry,mine was spot on at Parkstone nationals.
    In Denmark,it was 6 over
    Do’nt compare yours to others that are garaged between open meetings.
    And is it as important as settimg it up correctly amd pointimg it in the right direction?
    When I got it right in Denmark,I was top 10
    When I got it wrong,I was bottom 2
    roger 1759

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