Originally Posted by Windward mark
I did consider the external chainplates briefly but it would affect the sheeting of the headsail and as a weekend racer
I don't want to affect my pointing ability.
By the way, I forgot to add welcome aboard , just realized this is your first post!
FWIW, external chainplates may improve your pointing ability
by forcing your to rig your jib sheets
inside the shrouds. A bit of a pain I know, never mind twas only a suggestion!
Anyway, hope you get it sorted soon, good luck.