A brief discussion and proposal over in the IRC's yahoo group to eliminate maximum model weights that I thought was interesting and relates to more rulesets than just the IRCWCC. Seems most people were in favor of this, afterall, if you pile an excessive amount of stuff in, you have little to no reserve bouyancy. It did however lead into a more interesting discussion: Should there be a MINIMUM weight? And whether or not semi scale meant that you were free to reduce the overall height of a vessel to maintain limited freeboard while cutting draft and weight. I'm very curious to see the opinions of the range of members we have here on these. And if you are in a non IRCWCC club, does your group regulate minimum and maximum weights?