Hello again, well after 3 months of hard work we finally have a new mast
, new rigging
and new chainplates for a c&c
I have just a small problem in my eyes with the new chainplates, old plates consist of a long bar of 8 mm thick inox and at the deck
opening there is another small piece of plate welded to the top to make 12 mm at the turnbuckle pin hole, now i order the plates all the way in 10 mm thick .
Question is the chainplates slots looks to me a bit bigger now because the plate is 10 mm, plates are trhubolted at the bottom of the bulkheads and there is a amount of play in the top.
Can i fill the gap with a mix of thick epoxy
to close the gap and after caulk the slots cover plates with caulking ??
If i put just caulking compound im sure the plate is going to work forward and backwards and break the caulk and leak in short time, anyone have a better idea?