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Replying to:RL24 Class Rules - Outboard Size for racing
I am looking at entering my RL24 Mk 3 in the summer series of races at the Canberra Yacht Club. I have never raced the RL despite owning it for over 20 years (refit in progress - just racing for fun!). What sort of handicap should I expect for a Mk 3 with a cruising interior and what are the rules on the outboard size? I have read several posts that mention 6-8 HP but the most recent class rules don't seem to specify it. I was initially going to replace my stolen outboard with a 6HP Tohatsu (thanks for all the responses on that question), but the local dealer and pricing once I fitted the full charging kit made the Honda 5HP much cheaper ($100s). The weight of the two outboards is nearly identical which I thought would be the prime consideration for class rules. Can anyone help clarify what the rules on outboard size for racing are? Thanks for your help, Alex