Nice boat Dave. You really will be impressed with how she handles and points. I know why these boats are a favorite in Europe
. Like you said she can be sailed anywhere in the world. That's the main reason I bought mine.
But back to the chain plates on hull
I pulled the port side aft chain plate
out in two pieces a month ago. I went to a few websites that were recommended but didn't have the same ones I have on the boat. So I ended up getting prices from a few welding shops and prices from 300 to 700 for six of them. I finally settled with Embree Welding at 690 43rd st south in St Pete Florida
because I wanted them to fit the holes in the deck
already there. And I think they did a great job for the money
and I will have them do more in the future as more jobs are needed to be done.
I have had three made and will have 3 more made for the starboard side when I get these installed. I am also going to reinforce them from the backside of the deck
by adding more backing plate to hold them.
I'll use 5200 to bed
them. I'll tighten down the chain plate
until the 5200 starts to ooze out of around the chain plate then wait 24 hours ,come back and tighten down the chain plate the rest of the way and add another nut to lock everything in place. This way I won't loose all the 5200 around the stud section of the chain plate and that should keep the water
If I am wrong let me know.I only want to do this once every 20 years. Here are the pics below.
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