Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
Probably water expansion, truly, I do not know.
I've already pulled the joinery and wood work off the other side there is evidence of leaking there - and a least one previous owner took out some screws and such to take a look (shame on 'em for not fixing it).
My plan remains unchanged. I will take out the 2 lowers, the 2 uppers and the backstay, and replace them with bolt through plates.
If I find a single one of these plates with corrosion I'll reconsider doing the yoga contortionist and head/locker de-construction and do the upper stays as well. Other wise the uppers will only get a weep hole and inspection port.
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.