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    Posted: 23 October 2012 at 16:28
Can these be tape or do they have to be painted on. Can't seem to find it in the rules.
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They are called Limit Marks these days! This is what the Equipment Rules of Sailing say-

A clearly visible mark of a single colour, contrasting to the part(s) on which it

is placed, indicating a measurement point.

In the old rules I think it said a permanent mark, can't find that now. Anyway most use tape.
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Ah that explains it! I'll use tape also.  Thanks
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You could mark out the minimum position on the spar with pencil, then wrap masking tape round the spar inside this, then, allowing an appropriate width for the "black band", put another band of tape round. Make sure the spar is dry then use the permanent marker pen that you use for marking your sheets and other calibrations ( you do, don't you!?) and just scribble away between the two tapes until there is a solid line. This avoids the problem of the insulating tape edge being scratched away while rigging so the position is uncertain, cracking and breaking off when you go winter sailing, or peeling off because you put it on a wet spar in a hurry in the rain just before going up before the beak (aka rules guru Strangler) if we ever worry about measurement again at a championships!
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