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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
Simplest solution is on the outside of the hull. Without a bulkhead in each plate's location there are no other options I can see except the original method. That was probably the reason it was done this way to start with - without knees which would have been in the way of interior cabinetry or bulkheads at the right place it allows placement anywhere the builder wanted.
I would say the simplest solution would be to put them back where they were on the inside of the hull but bolt them through the hull rather than glassing them in place.
On that boat putting them on the outside would present big problems because of the heavy cap rail and rub rail.
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