Originally Posted by davil
On the issue of chain plates.
I am considering a 29 or 31 on my short list and certainly this issue raised concerns.
Are there visual clues that will pop up and alert me,are these finding only a surveyor
will detect by using instruments
,will there be water
Just a quick note pertaining to the chain plate
Unless the chainplates are compromised enough to be detected at the tangs, a surveyor
will not be able to determine their condition.
The IP factory has tried all forms of NDT (non destructive testing) and have yet been able to accurately determine their condition.
Hence their stance to replace because of age.
Average replacement cost is around $10k.
It is generally agreed that only a 1/4 of the replaced chain plates really needed to be replaced.
Lastly, fresh water
boats, for the most part, don't have the same issues.
But just because she's in fresh water now, doesn't mean that shes never seen saltwater.