"Nubile Southern Sailor"
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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
I am very interested in this thread...I have one embedded triangular chainplate on my port forward lower shroud that islander used to fix the stay to the hull...
it only shows corrosion on the triangular exposed plate and there is no rot in then fiberglass embedding material or the knee itself but it looks very weak in an engineering point of view and looks very thin...
I would like to know once you get to that stage how you rebed the knee and plate, and what exactly you will do to "protect" the embedded chaonplate if you go that route.
thanks and good luck
ps. Im doing a major refit on my islander 36, new bulkheads on all chainplates(even the cabinetry bulkheads) new 304ss plates, and retabbing and glassing the bulkheads
The new plates will also be extended, and my aft lowers that attach to the deck only will be reinforced with stringers and extra glass work.