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Hunter b&r rig chain plates

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Ahoy, I have a 1996 hunter 430. This vessel has the rod type chain plates in the deck. Around the chain plates are a lot of stress cracks, the vessel had a bad fire inside and i am not sure if i should trust the chain plates, or mount new ones on the hull. Is there a way to test load the chain plates so they don't give while under way? I was told that heat strengths fiberglass? Has anyone ever mounted plates on the hull of one of these rigs before?thanks
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The main question is, is theres way to test these chain plates. Or can you guys refer me to someone.
The cracks are in the gel coat, not through the glass
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