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Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

Originally Posted by Shinook View Post
Yea, our CD has some interesting chainplate backings, I basically have to cut the liner to access them. That's the scariest thing we have encountered so far with restoring a 70's boat. It's an easy thing to fix, though, relative to other problems that could be had.
Agree... Chain plate replacement and even structural up-grade is an essential with many vessels! With my old Irwin it was easy access, and the chain plates are adequate for what this old gal is designed for...but when I checked the bolts, the heads popped right off! Was an easy fix...the scary thing was, the guy prior to me was 'racing' her...and also with a depressed, rusted out base compression post...CRAZY!
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