Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?
I don't think water jet is the best tool for cutting chainplates. It leaves a somewhat coarse edge that will need to be cleaned up to avoid corrosion. Personally I'd machine then (CNC or manual).
There is no way that a few custom machined bars of 316 stainless steel should cost $10k.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior