Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-04-2008, 20:00   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: Columbia 8.7 As You Wish III
Posts: 164
chain plate placement

I have a Tartan 27 and would like some input regarding the chainplates.

One of the weakness is the the port/starboard chainplates which are imbedded in glass and located at the outer edge of the deck but not outboard. They have a tendency to leak and destroy the attachment. I am toying with the idea of moving them inboard to the doghouse rather than outboard.

I have enough faith in the design to believe that they are there for a reason other than "this looks like a good place to put them".

Would appreicate any input pro or con.
__________________

__________________
ksmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-04-2008, 02:44   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,592
Images: 240
Try the T-27 Owners: Tartan 27 Owners Website
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-04-2008, 07:53   #3
Registered User

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Currently East Coast USA/Caribbean
Boat: Stevens 47
Posts: 223
Images: 2
Glassed in and leaking chainplates make for a bad combination. Your wise to do something about it. Stainless steel exposed to water and oxygen deprived will be in less then optimal condition. If the chainplates were mirror polishe when new then they may be ok now. If not, then the surface holds the water in the imperfections, creating pitting and cracking.

The other consideration in relocating the chaiplate inboard is that it will increase the load on that shroud. Measure the length of the spreader and compare it to the "half-mast" measurement (centerline at mast to chainplate). Supporting a vertical column (mast) with another (shroud) that is parallel to it is high load.

If the move inboard is smallish and your turnbuckle/wire will work, be sure to inspect them carefully; or if they're old maybe replace them.
__________________
svTOTEM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-04-2008, 09:55   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Boat: Was - Passport 45 Ketch
Posts: 837
The worst thing that you can do to S/S is rob it of oxygen. S/S needs oxygen to be "Stainless". Also the farther outboard from the mast that you locate the chainplates the more stability you give to the mast.

I would never own another sailboat that didn't have the chainplates on the outside of the hull. It may distract from the appearance of some of the more, sleak looking, modern hull designs but I am more of a traditionalist anyway. Besides, I am more into having the stick pointing straight up.
__________________
Kanani is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chain plate

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery placement shellback Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 14 28-01-2008 03:14
Battry placement Mr. Fixit Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 15-05-2006 15:11
chain plate question rleslie Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 07-09-2005 17:36
Chain plate failure, dismasting in the Southern Ocean GrayGoose Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 27-03-2005 08:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:34.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.