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Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-11-2014
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Posted By cntryboy95608
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

just to add my 2 cent's worth talk to alot of the sailor's about the current's just off shore on the east coast i got in over my head out there in 1997 ! i was new to that boat and thought i could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By christian.hess
Re: moving chain plates

thats almost exactly like my islander 36 except the angles of the main plates are not straight like mine...Im elongating my main plates btw by about 6 inches or 2 extra bolts...unnecessary in reality...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By mitiempo
Re: moving chain plates

Here is the chainplate configuration on the Ranger 33:

http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t580/mitiempo1/4435242_20130829063140130_1_XLARGE_zps353ec587.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By denverd0n
Re: moving chain plates

Smart choice. Unless you are a qualified naval architect yourself, it is usually a very bad idea to start thinking that you know better than the person who designed the boat in the first place.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By christian.hess
Re: moving chain plates

well you can, but you have to be smart...if your hull is cored and is flexy(this used to be something I did to boats while dock walking, tap tap or push) and or is simply soft like a lot of plastic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Re: moving chain plates

I would suggest that while leaks and maintenance can be costly repairs if you are not careful, hiring a nautical architect and doing all necessary modifications will probably be a lot more expensive,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By mitiempo
Re: moving chain plates

I agree with Stumble. You can't just bolt the new plates to the hull, it will have to be strengthened on the advice of a NA. And you will need new spreaders. I don't think that the Ranger 33 has had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Stumble
Re: moving chain plates

Marginal if any increase in strength. It requires input from a qualified NA to determin what additional reinforcement is necessary at the new attachment point! and all new standing rigging, and new...
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