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post #9 of Old 08-28-2006
Gene T
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Ditto everything sailingdog says. Change them all, do not weld. Inspect rigging. This is one area of a boat where people can get killed if things go wrong. I have no problem using old rigging if it is inspected. Chain-plates by their very nature are notorious for failing in spots where you can't see them. One failure almost guarantees another is bad.
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