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Old 08-06-2010
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Need new chainplates - Where to buy the stainless? 316 vs 2205?

I recently bought a 72 Santana 21..

I'm in the process of making all new standing rigging for it (Using nicopress fittings)

Now that I'm done with that I decided to pull the chain plates before I step the mast. Its a VERY good thing that I did.. Both of them broke when I was trying to get them out. They were completely rusted through where they pass through the deck.

So where could I possibly find the stainless locally? If I have to I'll order it from McMaster-Carr but I was planning on getting the mast up and seeing what other goodies I'm going to need before I get this thing out on the water.

Also should I buy 316 or 2205? Its my understanding that 2205 has higher crevice corrosion resistance as well as being stronger...

With either one of these should I go with 1/8th plate that is there right now or upgrade to 5/16th plate?
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