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Old 07-11-2015, 03:47   #1
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Chainplate advice

These are the chainplates from my 26' Folkboat.
The timber has rotted where they are bolted through and I have to rectify ASAP.
Pulling out the cabinetry would be a nightmare and I wondering if I could cut out the rotted timber, epoxy in new pieces and then add L shaped brackets glassed on to the sides of the hull.
All suggestions and advice welcome.
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:33   #2
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Re: Chainplate advice

OK, here is one suggestion (maybe a bit left field).

Fit external chainplates. Many advantages and only a few disadvantages.
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Re: Chainplate advice

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.
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Re: Chainplate advice

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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.
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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.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tom.
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