Re: chain plates
Yikes... looks like you've got yourself a bit of a project there.
I think you need to remove more interior insulation etc to get a real picture of what's going on there.. Hard to believe they are relying on simply a large, glassed-over backing plate. The cracks in the deck around the chain plate are not exactly encouraging either...
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Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)