Originally Posted by jimq26
Your problem is that the bulkheads in your G-26 are original. The bulkheads must be replaced with new 3/4" marine ply bulkheads (mahogany finish both sides looks best), then you mount your chainplates back in place. There is an article about doing this very project on this site - index
Use your old bulkheads as templates for the new.
You cannot use metal plates as you suggest on a G-26. You will rip the topsides up to the deck if you try.
Good luck with her.
By the way, a well maintained G-26 in our area goes from $12,000 to $16,000.
They are excellent sailing vessels - very fast and strong.
Jim, don't forget that our boats here in Ontario are in fresh water and technically worth more. I haven't seen furlers on many Grampians and this boat has one. Don't give this boat away, it's a 10 from 10 feet away.
Any moisture in the deck and hull?