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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
The conjecture at this point is the gel coat issues are because the plates were not properly attached throughout their span and length. I'm not sure I get that, but there it is.
It sounds like localized hard spots causing point loading - similar to the way bulkheads will cause a visible ridge on the outside of a hull over time if they weren't set on foam or something flexible against the hull before they were glassed in.
Good luck with cleaning up that nasty glass - I don't envy you that job. Keep a powerful vac running near the tool head.
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