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post #13 of Old 08-16-2013
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Re: Chain plates

cut out the old peice of wood covered in glass as best and intact as possible, this will be used as a template.
then using cardboard from a box make a second template that is cut to fit what you have left from your cut.
you will have to sand/grind some wood and glass back and attempt to make as flush as possible.
when you are satisfied with card board template then transpose onto a marine grade plywood and cut new piece
put a layer of matting up on glass section and extend at least 18 inches on both sides of new board, snug board in at same time so it is fitted into place.
with another matting lay along first layer and then cover wood on each side but do not wrap over end come to an inch of end, then cut where needed to make fitting tight at hull side on both sides of the plate.
next take a tight weave cloth and in smaller sections fold into corner extending to end and 10 inches along hull 6 more layers will work and each one on hull should be 2 inches shorter.
then p-lace the last of the cloth over the whole repair to cover andhelp when you fair it out
grab a can of structure filler and fair out all
place plate and with sharpie mark holes, drill
re bolt plate and locktight with blue.
should be as good or better then new
repaint if needed and Bob's your uncle

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