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Originally Posted by camaraderie
I disagree...leaking around chainplates and companionway hatches is commonplace and easily attended to and NOT an indication of boat quality...more of a maintenance issue. Leaking at the hull deck joint is a much bigger structural concern, harder to get at and find. I too would walk away.
While I agree that a leaking hull-deck join is much more serious a problem, leaking chainplates are often due to the chainplates being structurally to weak for the stresses placed on them, and the movement of the chainplates is what causes many of the leaks. Chainplates should be very solid structurally, as the rig of the boat is dependent on them.

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