||08-20-2013 01:58 PM
Re: Chain Plates and Mast Tang Question
But the interesting thing it always seems the chain plate fails by cracking right at the deck penetration. I realize that with stainless this is probably due to stress corrosion cracking. So if I use say silicon bronze, would this not be a better material? And I would think the small mast tang would see a lot of fatigue failures as the mast (even in a well tuned rig) has a lot of movement due to normall stresses it sees.