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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Originally Posted by Total Chaos View Post
Sloop Jon -Exactly so why would anyone want to reglass a new set into the hull, you're just setting the next owner up for the same mess.
You've got me. If you read back through this thread you'll see that I am totally against the process - new or rebuild. In fact I am against ANY sort of metal being buried in glass - chains, floors, deck fasteners - you name it.

If one is replacing some chains done that way, as the OP is, I think they should go back in the same place they came out of, but bolted through the hull. Moving them to the outside does provide a slight benefit by putting the fasteners in compression instead of tension but since they are primarily in shear, that theoretical benefit does not begin to offset all the other negative aspects of the move.

Clean up the old glass and remount the new chains in the same old place with bolts through the hull.
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.
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