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Old 24-04-2014, 21:57   #16
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Re: Chainplate's isn't mounted right. Is it still OK to sail?

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This is confusing!

At any rate, whoever did the neat electrical emasculation of the chain plate didn't do any favours to subsequent owners, whoever they were to be!

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Old 24-04-2014, 23:39   #17
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Re: Chainplate's isn't mounted right. Is it still OK to sail?

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I dunno, Greg, that seems a bit over the top to me!

It is a somewhat compromised chainplate on one of four lower shrouds. Even if it failed totally, it is unlikely that the mast would fall straight away, even under sail, let alone wandering around in harbour on the way to a boatyard.

But, I do agree that it should be addressed by a competent professional for evaluation and then remediation... and also that it looks like the PO was a bit of a hamburger DIY stuffup!

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Re: Chainplate's isn't mounted right. Is it still OK to sail?

Step the mast and replace the bulkhead and properly have the chainplates replaced. Who knows what condition they are in???? I would not take the chance...and in future, don't install electrical beside a chainplate....

Option 2: sell boat but that just passes the problem on to the next owner

I would not trust the integrity of the existing configuration
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