Newport 30 MK2, aft chainplate - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of Old 10-09-2006 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Newport 30 MK2, aft chainplate

Within a month (august, 06), in San Diego, two newport 30 MK IIs were dismasted as a result of the failure of the aft chainplate. Has this occured anywhere else?
ohsure1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 10-10-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
yikes -- we're new owners of a 1979 Newport Mark II. Can you describe how to properly inspect and maintain this critical part? thanks!
robpiano77 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of Old 10-10-2006
Boat Lover
 
jswwrites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Haven't heard of it around NC, but we don't have a ton of Newports. Our 33 had the forestay shear last week, but we didn't lose the mast. )

~~~~><}}}'>

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
Kate Chopin
jswwrites is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of Old 10-10-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 288
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
As far as I know, the only way to inspect chainplates is to undo the shroud/turnbuckle (ensuring you have the mast stabilized with a halyard, etc.), undoing the bolts in the cabin below, and lifting the chainplate out through the deck. I think any corrosion usually occurs where it goes through the deck, where if there is a leak, the core gets wet and the lack of oxygen there promotes corrosion. It is not enough to inspect just above and just below the deck, as it can be badly corroded where it goes through the deck, without if showing anywhere else. Once inspected carefully, perhaps even with some dye to show small cracks, you can reinstall it and rebed it at the same time, to ensure it stays dry.
Hope that helps.
Frank
FrankLanger is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of Old 11-01-2006
Member
 
Pogo-2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Talking I've replaced the fiberglass spacers

that are under the aft chain plates. while setting the tensions to the back stays after restepping the mast I noticed how the fiberglass spacers were squishing and causing the chain plate to bend into the aft rail as well as putting more strain on the bolts and chain plates. I took the old spacer to a friend and he made me new ones out of stainless steel, I also installed new bolts,nuts and a stainless backing plate. The sarboard side was easy to do but the port side required a smaller person to get into the lazaret
Pogo-2 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of Old 06-08-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Aft chainplates

Are you refering to the backstay chainplates or the main shroud chainplates?
I have a 30MkIII that I just bought and wonder if the problem applies to it also.
RussLeighton is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Innovation Drives Newport For New Products Competition - Cruising World NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-15-2006 06:15 PM
Center cockpit or aft cockpit? capsbond Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11 08-09-2006 12:28 PM
NEWPORT 28 gandydancer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 07-07-2002 12:50 PM
sailing Newport Beach CA. stu987 General Discussion (sailing related) 2 11-15-2001 02:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome