Yesterday I disassembled the port backstay chainplate. What I found was most disappointing. This "chainplate" was nothing but a 3/8 u bolt with a ground down aluminum
strap between the u bolt legs. What a terrible disappointment in the construction of C&C
yachts. Worse yet is the deep crack into the laminate next to where the u bolt started to pull though the deck
. My faith in C&C
has been badly shaken.
The repair options are 2. First is build up the inside of the transom with epoxy
& use a substantial backing plate. The second option is more radical. that would be to through bolt a standard chain plate
to the outside of the transom with a matching backing plate. The first choice has a cosmetic advantage. The second option has a structural advantage. Does anyone have another idea?
1990 C&C 37 Plus
SV Blue Pearl