To follow up on the original post... We did end up replacing the chain plates for nothing else but peace of mind. Every one that we show the old chain plates to tell us it was a good decision.
thing we heard from a dock
neighbor about the Hunter 410 model was that the Coast Guard initiated a recall
for chain plate issues in the late 90s. Issue being that the chain plates only attached to the deck and not the hull
I have learned a lot about the rigging
since which includes keeping a good eye out for corrosion and keeping the rigging
clean the reason being that corrosion starts when salt
and dirt collect on stainless steel
. A rigger in Puerto Vallarta
suggested using a 50/50 vinegar water
solution to clean the shrouds.