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post #10 of Old 01-29-2011
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Chainplates...ouch, that wasn't the Hardin 45's best engineering. I own Alice B., hull#99, also not for sale/or charter. From what I've read, if the chainplates are showing wear/fatigue, the best option is to put new ones on the outside of the hull, lop and fill the old ones. If you're lucky, you can use the old ones as part of your backing plates by through drilling, or not. The way I understand it removal and direct replacement would be a formidable undertaking because they are T shaped. Anyway, external chainplates would enhance the classic style in my opinion. Good Luck
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