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Re: moving chain plates
Moving chains OUT to the hull will reduce rig stress so I doubt an N/A would need to be involved.
Moving them IN is an entirely different matter - rig compression can go up significantly, depending on how narrow you make the base.
Having said that, I can't see any reason for moving them out - they still have to be sealed and maintained, the rigs performance will be degraded, it will cost $$ and gain no benefit that I can see.
Make sure the existing ones are in good shape and seal them properly.
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