March 2, 2017

The Technical Committee has received a request to rule on whether it is legal to apply sealing material to the gap between the keel fin and hull surfaces. The request documented the potential boatyard and commissioning costs the practice adds and the conflict this causes with a stated mission of keeping costs reasonable.

The committee has voted that filling the gap between the keel fin and hull surfaces with any material including, but not limited to; silicone, 3M 4000, epoxy, polyester is not allowed.