IRC and AMS Weigh-In Day
by Richard McMinn
Australian Sailing registered measurer and equipment auditor, Jeff Cordell will be coordinating a weigh-in and measurement day at Cleanlift Marine on Saturday September 10, starting at 7:30AM.
If you want to book a place for the weigh-in, please contact Jeff Cordell at Jeff.Cordell@csiro.au.
To prepare your boat for measurement and weighing please ensure that it is completely empty, with all water tanks drained and the fuel tank as low as possible. It is possible to measure fuel volumes and deduct them from the boat's dry weight, but this may result in a longer measured waterline and the associated rating penalty.
Safety gear will be measured separately as different ratings treat this differently.
With the cost of the lift running at about $10/minute it is important that weigh-ins can be done as efficiently as possible. Historically the biggest hold-ups occur when trying to work out where the sail-drive or prop shaft is, or if there is still gear on board the boat - including a main attached to the boom. Backstays will also need to be removed before measuring. This can be difficult and time-consuming if it is hydraulic.
Overhangs may be measured at the same time, but if the boat is ready they could be done during the week to save time on the lift.
If you have any questions please contact Jeff Cordell at : Jeff.Cordell@csiro.au.