Reply To: Garden hoses and proctor masts!
Could I draw your attention to OK Class Rule 4.5, ‘It is the owners responsibility to ensure that his boat complies with the Rules at all times’ – or words to that effect.
It is immaterial whether a measurer has been ABLE to check the materials in a mast, or whether he has ‘turned a blind eye’.
If a mast is sealed (stupid idea anyway!) then NOBODY can check if it contains garden hose, lead, or whatever. Or whether or not it has been taken out!
It is the owners responsibility, – let’s have a good think about that.