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Old 08-11-2008
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I have rebedded all the chainplates on my 1993 Caliber 40 this summer. The yard owner (also a sailor) told me to do this every 2 years if I am doing offshore cruising less often if I am doing coastal cruising. The chainplates were easily accessible and the nuts came out easily but prying them out was miserable. I ultimately had to use a six foot pry bar for the larger aft chainplates. I cleaned out the remaining caulk as best I could with a knife and a file. It took me hours to carefully pry out the plates. If you have done this you will realize there is no cover to be removed on deck. The chainplate is basically a plate that sits on the deck with a U bolt that goes through it. I'm sure you have done this by now - but I wonder how it went. I did use 4200 - I'm not sure why you were told not to use it. --Chuck Gleason
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