Everyone I talk to says that IP has a very poor design for its chainplates.
Can't be inspected. Have to tear the boat apart to fix.
11-21-2006 02:31 PM
that's not supposed to happen on a Packet
11-21-2006 02:24 PM
Broken Chainplate on 1995 IP37
The portside, forward lower shroud chainplate broke yesterday. We are on the hard at Peake's Yacht Services in Trinidad. A workman leaned on it and noticed it was loose. Paula thinks she heard it part. We've had a couple of earthquakes here. There was a rattling in the rigging like an earhquake, but no one else felt it. So she thinks that the mast rattled when the chainplate parted.