2004 Rule Change Proposal

Author: David Paraskevas
APBA #: 10782

Date: 9/25/04

Note: Proposals must be submitted to the Inboard Chairman by October 1 ,2004 to be considered. Save and E-mail completed form to ; robin.shane@verizon.net

Check all that apply:

General Safety Rule
General Racing Rule
Stock Class Technical Rule           X
Modified Class Technical Rule

Effected Class: Jersey Speed Skiff

Specific Rule Information:

Rule number:                Rule 54 - JERSEY SPEED SKIFF CLASS;
                                                   Fig. 1 - Jersey Speed Skiff Hull Dimensions
Page number of rule:     Page 61

Effected Rule:

A minimum of 6 planks or strakes per side and being a minimum of 3/8" thick, except at transom and stem. No simulation by paint or scribed lines.

Proposed rule:

Add sentence to bottom of existing rule as follows:

No transverse breaks or steps are permitted on the sides of the hull.

Rule with proposed addition:

A minimum of 6 planks or strakes per side and being a minimum of 3/8" thick, except at transom and stem. No simulation by paint or scribed lines. No transverse breaks or steps are permitted on the sides of the hull.


Reason for change:

To keep the hull consistent with a traditional style lapstrake runabout.

Pros: Prevents hybrid development of the boat, i.e., crossing hydro technology with a runabout. Steps are not necessary for improved handling characteristics over conventional designs.

Cons: Some owners will have to fill in steps to comply. One or possibly two boats out of the twenty boats currently making up the active boats list would be affected.