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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
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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