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Old 03-13-2012
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Chainplate reinforcement

Hello Sailnet

I have a little problem as shown below.

I bought the boat recently and cannot find information on how did that happen. So I am assuming the cause was poorly adjusted rig tension. (Other chainplates look perfectly fine).

I am planning to open and reinforce the area and put the chainplate back.

I need some advise on;

- What kind of material should I use for reinforcement (specific advise with brand name would be superb)
- There is no sign of leak. Should I really worry about drying the area thoroughly. If yes how can I make it dry(accept opening and letting it dray. We have some rainy days ahead). Acetone, hot air, etc. are safe to use on fiberglass deck?
- What caulking material you would use? Butyl Tape, Sikaflex 295, Sikaflex 291 or other?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

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