Just did a dye test on my chain plates and I need to replace some of them. As usual there are no standard sized ones that will fit so I need to have them custom made. I'm thinking of making them myself - depends on time and what I get for a quote from some local people.
My questions is this- at the top of the original plate they welded a large washers on either side of the plate- I'm guessing to give the pin more surface area to hold onto. Do you think it's necessary to have those washers? or can I go with just the straight bar.
The plates are 15" long, 1 1/8" wide, 1/4" thick with a 1/2" overall bend. Attached to the inside of the hull
and through bolted with 5 bolts.