Once the crew has been notified that the boat has been selected for
weighing, no extra weight of any description can be added to the boat until
the boat has been weighed.
7. Additional Items to be deducted or removed – Normally certain items of
equipment shall be allowed to remain fixed in the boat during weighing. In
this case, the following standard weight allo wances shall be subtracted from
the measured boat weight:
The crew shall have the option of removing all such equipment at any time
during the weighing procedure. The member of the Control Commission and
the representative of the crew shall identify and agree the number and type
of equipment items and record this information in writing. If the member
of the Control Commission has concerns that the equipment in a particular
boat is much heavier than the standard weight allowances (above,) then the
crew shall be asked to take this equipment out of the boat before it is officially weighed.
At the official weighing of the boat, the normal wetted surface of the boat is
accepted. However, any standing water must be removed before the weighing, in particular any water between the shoulders and under the canvas. All
other items (tools, clothes, sponges, bottles, etc.) must be taken out of the
boat before the weighing.
8. Official Weighing – The boat shall be officially weighed.
9. Failure to make the minimum weight – If a boat is below the minimum
weight, the member of the Control Commission shall print out the record of
weighing and proceed as follows:
9. 1 write the words “First Boat Weighing” on the printed record of weighing.
9. 2 test the scales with the gauged weights, observed by the crew representative, print out the result of this test, and write on the printed record
of weighing the name of the crew and the event and the words “Test
Weighing”. Both the crew representative and the member of the Control
Commission shall sign the printed record of this test.