Originally Posted by davidpm
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.