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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Do you think my scenario is plausible?
The implausible part is how the heck that held against the 1000's of pounds of pull.
Fiberglass and poly-resin does not stick to stainless well at all. I did not have to grind it off, I simply pried it off (rather easily actually).
The process to remove a plate was to cut around it, then pop off the glass, then cut through the stainless (simply to make it a manageable size).

I'm going to try and take the next plate out as a single piece.

Unfortunately that is on hold until the spar is dropped because I'd rather drop it with a plan than have it decide to just drop. I'm too chicken to take two shrouds off.

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