SailNet Community - View Single Post - Replacing bulkhead bolted chainplates with deck bolted with a wire strut
View Single Post
post #21 of Old 07-03-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
If you want to take a boat like yours that is built for coastal at most to Hawaii the strongest solution would be to glass the bulkhead in and attach the chainplates to them or place the chainplates outboard on the hull and lose a bit of pointing ability. Nothing else you can do will be as strong.
I appreciate Your input on this so please correct me if i'm off but Why is attaching them outboard on the hull different from the cabin top with a wire strut attached to the molded interior(where the bulkhead was attached) or to what the compression post sits on. I think the cabin top is the same thickness as the hull, being built in the late sixties when epoxy was cheaper and they didnt know how thick or thick to make them, I think its the previous
owner adding wood and glassing on top too. if the deck to hull joints are good. Have you heard of George Benson he cruises all around in a rebuilt Coronado 25. what about contessa 26
MAnDaRIn is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome