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  1. Reliance 44 chainplate replacement

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I'm looking at purchasing a Reliance 44 (ketch) and the survey revealed that all the chainplates are heavily corroded. Because the Reliance has upper and lower chainplate sections - the lower being glassed in the hull, it makes labor the major factor in replacing. This would also require some...
  2. new stringer for new chainplate

    Gear & Maintenance
    I finally decided to pull out one of the glassed in chainplate on my boat, the one for the upper starboard shroud to be precise. There was corrosion but overall I'd say the plate was solid. Now I have a nasty cavity. I already ground the sides to a smoother slope and sanded away the paint all...
  3. Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm about to fly out to a pre-purchase survey on a 1985 Passport 40. I looked at a survey done on this boat last year and apparently the chainplates are original on this '85 boat. Noted was some water evidence near one of the port chainplates. I'll need to replace them regardless and would...
  4. Tayana V42 cabinet movement

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello, this is my first post. Currently looking to purchase an aft cockpit V42. The boat appears well maintained but when sitting in the saloon, there is a gap between the top of the settee and the overhead cabinets. In more detail when looking at the cabinets the gap is about 3/16 to 1/4 of an...
  5. chainplate and rigging col29

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, I have a columbia 29 and I think it's about time she gets her rigging changed. The issue is that she has glassed in chainplates. It was fine for the last season but I realized that I don't like it at all as there is no way to inspect them and I have paranoiac tendencies. So I was thinking...