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Pull the chain plates. Use a penetrating dye.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...ainplates.html
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http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...stainless.html



And the threads go on and on about cracked chain plates. I just got tired of copying and pasting.

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Pull the chain plates. Use a penetrating dye.
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...ainplates.html
Chainplates
Chainplates
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...stainless.html



And the threads go on and on about cracked chain plates. I just got tired of copying and pasting.

And for the movie:

None of those links worked for me.
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Definitely worth towing it home. Everyone I know has wished they did it sooner.
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None of those links worked for me.
How odd, everyone is from sailnet except for the video.
I'll copy them from the browser address bar.

First one
Check Your Chainplates
This is the second one.
Chainplates
Third one
Chainplates
Forth
unforgiving stainless....

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Yikes. Scary. Some of the Asian builders I believe, were known to have used poor quality stainless.

As for my chain plates they visually look good. The po mentioned that he recalled that his surveyor commented on how robust and solid they were.


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Update: a little cleaning, some wiring, keel fairing and trouble shooting on the A4. The engine wouldn't turn initially. Worked the gremlins out of the wiring and panel switches. Beauty, turns over great but no start. After a cleanup of the distributor it started and sounded great! Check my YouTube channel to see the video coming soon.

The transport and launching is booked and there is a good weather forecast for the trip north. Stay tuned.


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You can't go wrong for $1 dollar! Worst cast scenario, if you find out it is to big of a project you can scrap it out (hopefully before sinking a ton of money into it). Just about any fiberglass boat can be saved if you are willing to put the labor into it, and at least you can build it to what you want. I wish you luck in the restoration and keep us posted on how it is going!
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Some progress on the project.



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Fun times! My wife and I have taken over a Hughes 38 from 1969 in almost identical shape about two years ago here in Palau, Micronesia. It was fun watching Your video, like time travel through some blood and sweat to what I remember our boat being like. It's a fun project and good on You. Keen to see how it develops and where it goes. Good luck
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Always a good feeling to hear an engine come to life. Sounds good and smooth too, but boy you have your work cut out for you with that wiring.
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