Those are Fugly. Good thing you caught it before the rig came down.
What are you replacing it with? Stainless? Titanium?
stainless and upsizing a bit, both longer by 2 or 3 bolts...so the load is more evenly distributed across the newer and stronger tabbed bulkhead
and maybe thicker...Im contemplating this as we speak...simple routing of the deck hole is all that would entail
1 chainplate I already had made before I started taking pics was made with polished and passivated 304 stainless
yes I know 304 is not THE best, BUT it was highly polushed and treated...so I will continously check for rust and if needed ininstall and polish when needed.
If I can get 316l for the main plates Ill be happy but dont know if I can...
the good thing about 304 is its not as brittle as some forms of 316, I can prove this with some stainless parts I had made for my offroad honda motorcycle
youd be surprised...
in any case thanks for the feedback...
I bought the boat as a project, so Im not mad at the p.o or anything I had this coming..