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post #7 of Old 08-28-2006 Thread Starter
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The cable and tensioner is fine- It broke the ear off the plate that is mounted under the deck. The ear petrudes through the deck then the turnbuckle for tension on the shroud attaches to the ear with a clevis pin. This must be the chain plate? you guys are refering too? Anyway it is made of 1/4 inch stainless plate- I took it to a local specialty welder after remocing the plate from inside the boat. It appears to have been cracked for some time He said and the last 1/4 inch holding it together let go. I would have to pull all the deck plates to check this and doesn't look like alot of fun. Something must have cracked it prior to me owning this boat. The rigging feels taunt all the way around except for the back aft line has some flex. The side shrouds all seem tight? Thanks Ken
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