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Now don't get me wrong I really like my 7.3, but in the course of my ongoing refit I have a couple of complaints:
  • The deck is cored around the chainplates...what were they thinking? Just finished the epoxy treatments and reinstall of the chainplates last night.
  • I have an '82 (Hull 272) that has not been altered much in the past 26 years. Where are all those stainless steel backing plates I've read about in the historical sales brochures?
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Now don't get me wrong I really like my 7.3, but in the course of my ongoing refit I have a couple of complaints:
  • The deck is cored around the chainplates...what were they thinking? Just finished the epoxy treatments and reinstall of the chainplates last night.
  • I have an '82 (Hull 272) that has not been altered much in the past 26 years. Where are all those stainless steel backing plates I've read about in the historical sales brochures?
I'd say if when you looked at the boat to buy it, if there weren't ss plates in place, then the boat was built without them. Why ask that question now, it apparently didn't matter to you back when...
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lots of boats are cored around the chainplates. this is a boat issue, not an S2 issue for the most part.

my 85 has stainless backing plates for the lifelines, but the rest of the deck hardware has stainless fender washers. i don't see this as a major issue - unless you plan on going offshore...in fact my previous boat was 32 years old - with only fender washers - never a problem and it was sailed hard.

that said, i do agree that proper backing is essential - but what's in a 20 year old brochure vs. what you see is another story....



lquote=dakuehn;388587]Now don't get me wrong I really like my 7.3, but in the course of my ongoing refit I have a couple of complaints:
  • The deck is cored around the chainplates...what were they thinking? Just finished the epoxy treatments and reinstall of the chainplates last night.
  • I have an '82 (Hull 272) that has not been altered much in the past 26 years. Where are all those stainless steel backing plates I've read about in the historical sales brochures?
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