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Old 19-02-2005, 15:17   #1
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Need recommendation on chainplate fabricators

I have 6 large ( 17" x 2" x 3/8" ) and 8 smaller (15" x 1.5" x 5/16" )stainless chainplates which I need to have made up to replace my old ones. Anyone have any recommendations as to a good inexpensive but high quality shop that can make these for me? I have no concerns where the shop is, as long as it is in the states.

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Old 19-02-2005, 17:18   #2
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My Son works at IXL machine shop in Holland Michigan. They make all kinds of stuff. He has made a number of things for our boat.
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Old 28-02-2005, 09:17   #4
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Thanks for the information. Just what I was looking for.

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Just for everyone's information. I got a quote on my chainplates from a local rigging shop here in Rhode Island. They wanted $2,800.00 to fabricate the 14 chainplates and another $900.00 to polish them - $3,700 for chain plates - I don't think so!! I found a small specialty machine shop who will do the same fabrication for me for a total of $1,350.00 cash and I am going to do the polishing myself and save the money!

It sure pays to look around - saved myself a shitload of cash on this one.

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14 Chainplates!
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I am going to do the polishing myself and save the money!
Electro-polish is the way to go..Shouldn't cost too much if ya do 'em all at the same time.
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A Cheoy Lee Offshore 41 Ketch - 6 main chainplates for the main mast side stays- 3 on each side - 2 for the back stays and a total of 6 - 3 each side for the Mizzen mast = 14 total

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Yeeup, they soon add up don't they. I had 16 of the things. Well rigging screws actually. The chainplates are Galv steel on mine and I saw no reason to replace them. I replaced all the heavey old frozenup Galv rigging screws with SST ones and two large Bronze on the mains backstays and Forstay.
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