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Originally posted by ian.r.mcdonald

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It would be easy to put a limit on projection of rudder fences and thus remove that area of 'interpretation', as it would be easy to prohibit that halyard bag or define it as a sail (which would outlaw it as it is more than one ply). But, in the case of a dev class*, rule changes can only be made with the approval of the membership as voted on at an AGM or EGM.
WRT the halyard bag, has this been discussed on the Merlin forum or their FB page?
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Apparently the RYA rules commitee have already ruled on this ( its a sail). And if I knew how to add the link, I would have done so

Which website is it on? I cannot see anything on the RYA site.
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Sorry cant work out how to post the link.

On the Rya site , search National class interpretations and there is Merlin link top right
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 19 at 6:43pm
  Thumbs Up I'd forgotten the Merlin is a National Class so I believe the class rules are held and administered by the RYA.
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It would have to be a flippin big halyard bag to make a difference? Merlins running out of class legal games to play?
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Perhaps it was shaped to funnel air up to mainsal ?
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Any funnelled air would be so disturbed as to make it worse than useless. I assume the real purpose was to minimise disturbed air below boom level, but not having seen a picture, I don't really have a clue!
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If you had a fairing around the mast and kicker I could, maybe, see that improving airflow but as soon as you fill it with lumpen, coiled up, halyards it'll be horribly un-aerodynamic.........
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Do halyard bags have to have a halyard in them to be class legal?
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