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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
At some point I will grind out the primary (pictured) spot of gel coat from the outside in until I run out of crack. I've not removed the plate over it yet - I'm a little leery of taking two plates off on one side quite yet - I've got a 1 mile trip and a haul out yet before they drop the mast.
I've got this video thing running in my head and I just can't picture a reason for that crack.
You said on a another CP you cut into it and a lot of water ran out.
Maybe on the CP you took apart their was water n their and if froze and cracked the hull then leaked out someplace.
The stainless, one would think would show some signs of being wet for a long time.
Oh I think I read that you didn't open out the one with the crack over it. So when you do we will learn something else.
I hope at least one chainplate is near failure.
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.
Last edited by davidpm; 10-30-2013 at 11:45 PM.