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Originally Posted by ktucker8
I have 4 new chainplates made of 304 stainless to install this weekend! I am going to pull the fore and aft ones next. Ken
I would recommend that you get 316 stainless chainplates rather than 304 stainless...because 304 stainless has known issues with chloride stress cracking in saltwater environments IIRC. 316, although not quite as strong, will generally last longer, due to the higher corrosion resistance IIRC.

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