I'm rebuilding my cal-20, it's had a rough life and it's time to make the old gal new again....
I need some advice on the chain plates. My boat has had the rub rail ground off and the hull
joint glassed over, so I'm wondering if I should just re use the factory style chain plates or if I should get some stainless and make a strap that would bolt to the outside.of the hull/deck and have the load transfered into the hull
instead of deck
. Or if I should just make some beefed up backing plates and put them back how they were.
The boat is getting new rigging
and new sails
, so it isn't going to sail like 40 year old boat, and is going to be used year-round in the San Juans, so, I would like to make it as solid as possible.
Any advice.would be great