SailNet Community - View Single Post - Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
View Single Post
post #136 of Old 01-06-2014
Senior Moment Member
SloopJonB's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 13,066
Thanks: 90
Thanked 118 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Wrap your new chainplates in packing tape and have them ready to go. Slather the thickened epoxy on the appropriate hull surface and slip the chains into place - they will custom form the exact shape of mounting base they want. Once the epoxy kicks you can remove the chains, peel off the tape and mount them permanently.

Another option is to wrap them in tape and mount them lightly in their final position - then trowel thickened epoxy in behind them. After it kicks and you remove the chains you can go back over the formed "landing" and touch up any voids with more thickened epoxy.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.

Last edited by SloopJonB; 01-06-2014 at 01:40 PM.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome