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: