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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
So the next question is how to put it back together again so they can be inspected easily and/or replaced?
Bolting right through the hull is the obvious solution.
External is another obvious solution.
I doubt if most owners would be willing to change the look of the boat that much.
It really looks pretty and is out of the way coming out of the cap rail like it does.
Of course the argument could be made that they lasted over 30 years so put back together with epoxy instead of polyester and call it good for another 30 years.
If a better mounting is impossible maybe this is the right place for titanium regardless the cost.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
Last edited by davidpm; 10-16-2013 at 05:39 PM.