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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
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.
You can replace a couple of shrouds with well tensioned halyards - as long as you stay at the dock. I've done it a few times with no problems.
It works best if you slack off their opposite numbers a bit so the athwartship tension is equalized.
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