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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Speaking of the whole thread - sometime back I mentioned that I needed to build a platform for the plates because obviously the hull curves. The rigger said no, just a good flat surface and he'd bend the plates to the hull curve.

Guess what, now I need a platform/shim because a) bending 1/4 ss plate ain't so easy and b) doing so puts unacceptable pressure on my cap rail where the plate exits.

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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

What material will you use for a shim?

Metal? Epoxied-up wood? G10 plating?

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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Back to wrapping the plates in packing tape and building a landing up with thickened epoxy.
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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

An update from my end, ChucklesR. I just had my plates x-rayed (7 of 8 - they couldnt do forward bobstay down at waterline). An outfit that does oil and gas pipeline based in TX theyd never done a sailboat before. The images were very clear and revealing from top of plate down below "bastard" bar and below first of 3 cross bars. I had a local surveyor present to monitor and inspect images w the techs - who were all certified. We were very impressed and pleased w the results, and most importantly the plates all looked clean and free of cracks and corrosion. Cost me a hundred dollars per plate ($700) and makes me feel very confident moving forward w a Gulf crossing planned soon. I can upload a few images once I rcv from surveyor. So much gleaned from your in depth documentation of your own process and understanding exactly what we were looking for and exact plate shape etc. Here's a diagram of the forward bobstay FYI that I rcvd from Gene Gammon. Its from a bigger irwin but he said they were pretty consistent in style. Hope all goes well w your install. Obviously something I'll look forward to someday in the near future as I ponder the long term fix. --E
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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I wish I could have found someone to do x-ray's.
I"m looking at a one week delay in launching which with other things going on (moving on boat) is going to really set me back.

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