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Islander 36 rigging and chainplate replacement pics

So I decided to start a new thread for recreational purposes regarding some major and not so major projects on my 1973 Islander 36 down here in el salvador!

I have already replaced one chainplate as I will be replacing not only chainplates, some rigging and BULKHEADS thought some of you might enjoy my near catastrophic previous owner rigging

I beleive he was this close to a dismasting considering the condition of some of the old rigging

having said that part of the reason the mast stayed up is that the UPPERS were heavily "upgraded" to 5/16ths where stock is supposed to be 1/4 inch

in any case some pics:

stbd forward lower snapped at one point, YIKES!


main stbd chainplate underside pitting:


and the most common chain plate failure point, WHERE ITS COVERED at the deck joint:

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