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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By ktucker8
Chain Plate snapped Update.

Well i went down to the boat least Friday. I removed (one at a time)The other 5 chainplates and replaced them with new ones I had made out of 304 Stainless. On the portside where the first one had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By ktucker8
I have 4 new chainplates made of 304 stainless to...

I have 4 new chainplates made of 304 stainless to install this weekend! I am going to pull the fore and aft ones next. Ken
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By ktucker8
Shroud Tension Update

Well Thanks to you all for taking the time to warn me on these chain plates and to get the rigging inspected plus advise! The welder I had sent the chain plate to has called me and said there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Well I spoke with Svendsens Marine in length-...

Well I spoke with Svendsens Marine in length- They said I can get away with pulling the two front chainplates in pairs, have them inspected-reinstall or replaced, then do the two aft ones same drill...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Well I was going to remove the chain plates one...

Well I was going to remove the chain plates one at a time?And check them for corrosion then buy cable and new hardware with the proper crimping tool and cut and replace each cable the same length as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Thanks Gene! Thats the info I needed! I'm on it!...

Thanks Gene! Thats the info I needed! I'm on it! I'll get all new plates then replace all the rigging.Thanks Ken.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Thank you for the info- I will check Latitude 38...

Thank you for the info- I will check Latitude 38 out- Also Thanks again Saildog for the tip I am checking with the Columbia boat owners for a copy of the specs and owners manual! Ken
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Where did you get new chainplates?

Where did you get new chainplates?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
I don't know about all this mess but I will say...

I don't know about all this mess but I will say one thing- you should heard that thing let go under sail. It sounded like a gun shot and did this nasty whizz as it flung the shroud cable over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Also welding the chainplate- The welded part once...

Also welding the chainplate- The welded part once installed is below deck and the top sealed with a sealant to keep water from getting down into the deck. Do you still think It would cause a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Whwere would I get chainplates made?It is in the...

Whwere would I get chainplates made?It is in the shape of a upside down T. The lower part of the T protrude through the deck which I am refering to as the ear. the ear had broke off just above the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
The cable and tensioner is fine- It broke the ear...

The cable and tensioner is fine- It broke the ear off the plate that is mounted under the deck. The ear petrudes through the deck then the turnbuckle for tension on the shroud attaches to the ear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By ktucker8
Shroud tension

I was out on the SF Bay this last weekend on my 34 Columbia MK 2 and snapped the stay out of the deck for my port side shrould line. I am replacing the stay but don't know or can't find any specs for...
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