Firstly, please accept my apologies. I have recently purchased a damaged Privilege
435 and am in the process of refitting it. I have never sailed before and do not know all the correct terms, so please forgive my ignorance.
Question; The standing rigging
comes to the side of each hull
where it attaches to a mental plate amidships which is bolted to the side of the hull
. This plate is about a foot high, 3/4" thick and sticks up past the side of the hull by a few inches. On my boat, both plates are slightly bent inwards and I cannot find out if it was made this way or if they were bent when my boat lost
at sea. The bend has not even cracked the chrome coating. Are there any Privilege
owners out there that can tell me whether or not these plates should be straight? It's going to be quite a job to unbolt them, but once I have done this, getting them straightened shouldn't prove to be too difficult. (If they have been bent; it must have been some serious forces pulling on them).
Thanks in advance,