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Old 05-09-2012
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Re: O' Day 25 Bulkheads & Chain-plates

Greetings,

While not being an O'Day 25, I did replace the bulkheads & chain plates on my O'Day 222...

Save the old bulkheads as you can use them for the template.. I bought 1/2" marine plywood with teak veneer. It is substantially heavier than what came with the boat. "Painted" the new bulkheads with WEST epoxy..
I purchased SS metal blanks thicker that what the factory provided. Had them bent, drilled, and polished to match the original interior chain plates EXCEPT the length is longer and added a third hole..
All this 15 years ago cost me around $350. plus my time. It is far better than original.. Never leaks, no oil-canning, looks damn good...
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