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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.

'Nuff said.
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Re: moving chain plates

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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.

'Nuff said.
This is true, assuming there is somewhere outboard that is strong enough in the vertical to handle the loads of the chainplates. Sure you could just bolt them to the side of the boat, but how do you know if they are strong enough in tension? Sure there are some boats that it would be fine on, on others you could rip the side of the boat off.

Your boat, your choice. But before moving major structural elements I want someone to run the numbers.
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