Join Date: Jul 2008
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Welded chain plates!??!
I took a good look at the chainplates today, for the first time. I have two on each side for shrouds. One has two shrouds going to the same tang and the other has just one.
The one that has just one shroud has the chain plate welded to the metal tang that the shroud connects to. It looks like it used to not be welded, since I can see hints of the opening that used to be there.
I'll post the pics when i get them off my phone. Why would someone do this? Is there a reason for it? I can't see how I could bed them like this. i will have to remove the entire tang. It is secured with a turnbuckle below deck. I can probably replace the whole thing, if I can find matching parts.