Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Alberg 37 Chainplates
Yes, the tabbing does come away in places. I still have to redo a couple of spots. I don't have an old chainplate here at home to measure. Actually, used them for backing plates with the new chainplates. Next time I'm over at boat will measure one although I'd suspect the length could be different on the 37. Did you check the A37 websites? I think there is still an active owner's site.
I also replaced the masthead and bow plate pieces and the wire/ends. The wire and swages all looked good but it all could well have been 40 years old. The bow plate showed the most significant crevice corrosion of any of the plates, maybe because of the welds. It's a challenging piece to fabricate because of all the bends and the front being beveled into the glass. The masthead fitting can be beefed up a little bit without adding much weight.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Last edited by smurphny; 03-24-2012 at 08:44 AM.
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