Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
The new plates will be in the exact same positions and angles as the old plates. Through bolted and not glassed in.
I've worked out various redesigns on the interior to make it so they can be inspected without tearing out the side walls/joinery again.
At some point, maybe, just maybe there will need to be external backing plates on the hull. My riggers tell me no, I'm not so sure.
The primary reason I went for internal vs external was the cost - electro plated plates are x5 the cost - and not having to get a NA involved regarding angles of the plates, as well as not mucking up the (to me) rather lovely teak cap rail I JUST finished rehabbing and varnishing (down to bare wood and built back up).
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