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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
It is a quick & cheap way to install chains, no other reason for it.
Some of the boats that use this method are not known for cheap.
There are other reasons too.
It allows for clear side decks and flexibility in cabinetry.
Granted there are other ways to get those advantages.
So never mind it was cheap.
Even on this boat it might be possible to install knees but the cabinets would have to be rebuilt. Very big job.
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.
Last edited by davidpm; 10-16-2013 at 05:58 PM.