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post #22 of Old 10-16-2013
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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

So if you look a a boat and see the chainplates topside and there is no way to see any attachment below is their any other way they could have been built that doesn't use a knee or bulkhead or exterior bolts through the hull and is NOT glassed in?

IOW is their any construction method where the chainplates are flush or nearly flush with the hull interior and still allows inspection.

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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