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post #2 of Old 10-31-2011
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So shiny! So new!
Glad to see that your chain plates are fastened on the outside surface of a knee wall or bulkhead. Assuming the knee wall or bulkhead is solid you should have more faith in your rig.
On my old boat the chain plates are glassed into a knee wall and once moisture gets in there even the stainless steel bolts rust. When I replace mine it will be with the chain plates mounted outside as yours are.

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