Sabre 30 chainplates cover
I just purchased my first sailboat, 1980 Sabre 30 and noticed that chainplates need to be rebeded. I have read a lot of information on this forum and planning to rebed with butyl tape. But looking at the chainplates covers, they are not tight around the chainplate. What I mean is that they are tight along the sides of the chainplate but has at least 1/4 inch space in front and back of the plate. It seems like the cutout for the plates is longer than it should be to make a good seal under the plates.
Is this normal or should I buy more tight covers? Any Sabre owners here can shade some light on it for me?