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Consider to use straight bar-stock for your chainplate - no bends, no kinks, nor 'twists' (are 'stress risers' that make the metal less strong and promote fatigue cracking), no welds (heat affected zone weakens the metal). Just a straight piece of bar stock.

Beneteau uses rod stock ... and a simple T connection to the hull, no multi-drillings to a knee, etc. Pure stress connection without 'adulterations' - pure, simple, brilliant.

Put a high 'mirror polish' on those chainplate to enhance 'fatigue resistance'.
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