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Hi there,

The chain plates on my New York 36 are currently bolted to a 3 inch thick fiberglass bulkhead. I'm considering mounting a diaphragm pump for head discharge behind the head using this bulkhead as a mounting location. The positioning of the pump would be 5 inches away from where the chain plate is attached.

When the chain plate is under load, would the bulkhead's strength be compromised by having holes drilled into it?

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Thanks Dog and cenegolu.

I'll tell you what worried me: A PO had already drilled a 1" whole in the bulkhead to run an intake hose. With the amount of stress exerted on that bulkhead over time - I figured cracking was inevitable.

Dog - would I be wise to fill the old hole with thickened epoxy to restore some integrity at that point?
 
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