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post #10 of Old 02-26-2013
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Re: Chain Plate Replacement

I love the idea of using Titanium but I just can't see how to justify the cost for material. about a year ago I helped an friend change some chain plates. I bought 6' of 1.5" x 3/16" 316L stainless steel flat bar for less then a $100 . I priced G5 Titanium 6' of 1.5" by 1/8" with several suppliers and the best price I was given was $ 596 about 6 times as much. boat is sailing just fine on the 316L chainplates and $500 of beer and steaks.

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