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Re: Titanium chain plates!

Of course, after getting titanium chainplates, shouldn't you upgrade the rigging too? Chain always breaks at the weakest link, and the rig is like a chain. Wouldn't want old fashioned SS 1x19 wire to fail. Is there something better out there? Rod? What about the mast tangs? Better change them out as well. The mast has probably flexed through thousands of cycles... It's a slippery slope!
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Best commercial ever made. It'll never be out of style, irrelevant, or just plain obsolete.

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I just pulled my original 51 year old plates, and I am going the same route...I tried contacting Allied Titanium via email, since they have made chainplates for others with my same boat since they have the specs already(only 50 or so boats made). No luck yet, I might have to call them. They seem to have a ton of boats already on file.

Other than that, try a local to you shop, and ask for grade 5 Ti.
Have you heard back on those chain plates?
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Interesting discussion. Reminds me of this.

I have a garden trailer. Gets loaded with stuff from loam-to-leaves and garden debris. The base is plywood. The plywood rotted.

So I go to the lumber yard. I know the owner pretty well. He sees me looking around at plywood. He asks me what I'm looking for. I say a sheet of marine plywood for the bottom of my garden trailer. He has it in stock...he would have made more money selling it; however, being a friend he points me at the pressure treated and says,

"How long are you going to live."

Being no longer a young guy, I purchased the pressure treated. So far, so good.

YMMV .
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Why the question about your life expectancy, will you later use it for a casket?
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Don't know. I've told everyone that might be still around after I'm gone to do with me what they want. I won't be here, so I don't care .

I will tell you this, when you get to a certain age, a warrantee that exceeds your life expectancy diminishes in value.
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Have you heard back on those chain plates?
I have not looked into it all that much, but I have tried to. It is going to be a front burner item for me in the next week or two. Honestly I do not have a clue as to what the difference in cost will be, and that will be the major determining factor to me, as funds are what they are, and I am going about my refit on a budget, but also trying to keep in mind to try and do what is best for me and the boat, while weighing the options.

I do find the following poster analogies making a good point. Yes I will die, we all will. But to me if Ti is even affordable, I would do it anyways. Everyone is different, and that is fine. Your boat, your decisions.

I will be in touch with Garhauer, and Allied to get quotes, and when they come back I will post side by side what I got back from them.
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