Re: Chain plate or impact.
Hopefully he's coming Wednesday. It's a hook up I happened on when Beth Leonard (yes, that Beth) gave me her card at the rigging talk during the SSCA GAM last weekend - she told me she might know someone.
I've been going crazy trying to find a method of non-destructive testing - apparently there is a guy in Trinadad that x-ray's chain plates for 800 bucks, but no one nearer - or at least they don't advertise or even admit it.
I can't just hole saw a core out because doing so might in fact destroy any evidence that it's not impact related.
Even my insurance agent is telling me to proceed cautiously towards proof. I've been gathering wind/rain and tide stuff to show impact is and was possible.
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.