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Re: Forestay Anchor Plate Replacement Ranger 23

Sure you can.. run a halyard or two to a decent cleat near the bow or the toerail if you have one, tension it as a temporary forestay.. Then slacken the forestay and replace the 'chainplate' (proper term... not 'anchor plate'...)

Re attach and retension the stay after the plate is secured.. give the caulking/sealant time to cure first.

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