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Also, one other point I'd make. On some of the older boats, the rigging chainplates were 304 stainless steel, not 316 stainless steel.
304 Stainless has known issues with chloride stress corrosion, and in the case of one construction project, failure of the 304 stainless ended up killing people. Of course this was at a indoor swimming pool facility, not on a boat.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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