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series drogue chain plates

After doing a lot of research on storm management I have decided to purchase a Jordan series drogue. Hal Roth's book, "How to Sail Around the World" recommends fitting a chain plate to the topsides extending aft of the transom. The chain plates that he shows are massive.

Is it possible to buy chain plates like this online? I have a drill press so I could buy a blank piece of stainless.

Has anyone had experience fastening chain plates to an area of the hull that doesn't normally have a chain plate? What did you do to reinforce that area?
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You can order stainless steel pre-cut to size and shape from several sources on-line. I'll see if I can dig up a few links for you.

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Drilling

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They are massive.Buy a piece right length/width.Or width and cut to lenth if you own a chop saw.{or your neighbor does}Drill your own holes.

Unknown secret to drilling STAINLESS...Philips is your true blue friend.

Drat,Now you have a idea how old i am.

Use Milk Of MAGSIONA{sp] for a cutting fluid..Secret to drilling stainless!!

Do they need to be that big? Would realy suck if they were to smalll me thinks.........

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