I'm looking at ordering a sheet of 2205 from McMaster Carr to replace the chainplates on my boat: McMaster-Carr
I plan on having a reputable machinist cut and drill for me, using the old plates as templates. My twin backstays
will need a slight bend, but despite 2205 having a lower ductility, don't foresee any issue there. Say 15% bend.
I've read through a lot of literature and forum posts on the topic and, other than than the cost, 2205 seems like the perfect material. However, it is more magnetic than 316L and this is the last real question I have. Might using a highly-magnetic SS for chainplates present a problem down the road?
I plan on using standard 316 bolts in conjunction with the 2205.