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I wouldn't use it... Silicones tend to leave contaminants on fiberglass and the adhesion and elasticity aren't all that great for chain plates, which tend to move and flex a fair bit. I've seen chainplates on a Norman Cross 34 trimaran that was 28 years old, and it was still quite flexible and sticky...
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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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