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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 19,853
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

The new plates will be in the exact same positions and angles as the old plates. Through bolted and not glassed in.
I've worked out various redesigns on the interior to make it so they can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 19,853
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

I've never seen a backing plate used on the outside in that situation.

Remember, the primary force on a chainplate is UP, which puts the fasteners in shear, so a backing plate is of limited...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 19,853
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

You've got me. :confused: If you read back through this thread you'll see that I am totally against the process - new or rebuild. In fact I am against ANY sort of metal being buried in glass -...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-08-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 70,969
Posted By PCP
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

We are talking about safety and you come with this stuff:D

Do you really think that it is a question of seamanship and not luck for a 23ft open boat with 19 men to be able to do 3600NM? Sure,...
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