My boat slipped in the sling a few days ago when they pulled her, and one of my lower chainplates snapped and pulled out a small hunk of deck
. It had a little 'L' shaped thing welded onto the side that made the hole as it ripped through the deck
. I can't see that adding a whole lot of strength, so maybe they just added it to make a lot of noise
so you'd notice it.
All the chainplates, as well as the standing rigging
seems to be original, i.e., 40 years old, so it's well past time to replace them. So, in the long run, I guess they did me a favor when they let her slip, otherwise I might have waited longer. Most of the chainplates are either fully or partially glassed in, but easily accessible. I plan to remove and replace all of them, and will fabricate my own. I've also ordered new shrouds.
Now for the question/problem. The backstay chainplate appears to be completely glassed in, and I can't see how it's attached when I look underneath. I plan to pull the toerail off the transom to get a better look, but does anyone know how Allied
attached their backstay chainplates?
There's what looks to be a 3x5 timber glassed in at the center of the transom going from the deck down to the chine, and I assume it's attached to that, but won't know until I start chiseling. Has anyone else ever replaced the backstay chainplate on a Luders 33, or any Allied
boat for that matter?