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post #10 of Old 03-13-2012
Break, curse, fix, repeat
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Re: Chainplate reinforcement

Thought I would add my experience of recently replacing my chainplates for precisely the reasons enumerated here. Here is my blog post: Stories of Aeolus- Our Gulf 32 Pilothouse: New Chainplates!''

Mine were original to the boat in 1988 and so 20+ years old, and like many boats, passed through the deck in a unseeable way. Sure am happy with my new, thicker, well sealed with butyl rubber new plates! It had been on my list, and now is fully off.

Gulf 32
Bainbridge Island, WA

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