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post #2 of Old 08-11-2013
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Re: Chain plates

Do you have pictures?
Is it connected to a bulkhead?

Actually pulling a chain plate indicates some serious deterioration with the attachment points which is almost always rotted wood that has to be replaced.

Tell us about the event. The mast held, why?
I assume it is the forward upper stay.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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