Reply To: Carbon question
This is pretty much what was passed in Carnac for the rule. We have tried to allow most stuff in common use and say what is acceptable.
8.12 The types, positions and arrangement of floor boards, fittings, self-bailers, sheeting and centreboard hoists are free except that the use of carbon is limited to compass brackets or mounts, cleats, fairleads, pad eyes and blocks, traveller supports, rudder fittings, side deck pads (provided they do not exceed 500mm length and otherwise comply with 8.4(xv)), mast bearings and chocks, mast step adjusting mechanisms, block organizer wings (provided the block organiser wing is not constructed so as to incorporate the mast gate) and other fittings as may be determined from time to time by the Committee of OKDIA. The use of carbon is further limited in that where permitted, it shall only be glued, screwed or bolted and shall be removable without its removal causing anything more than superficial damage. The mainsheet track may extend outboard to the topside panel. If the side-deck profile is cut away for this purpose the panel on which the track sits must satisfy rules 8.4(iv) and 8.4(v).