I am installing my new chain plates and have run into a challenge. The chain plates are bolted to fiberglassed knees, not a bulkhead.
The knees are not perfectly flush. They have dips and ridges so that when the chain plate
is bolted at the top and bottom, there is a 1/16" gap in the center.
This occurs on 7 of the 16 knees. I can tighten the center bolt enough to get it flush against the knee, but it seems to me that this will weaken the plate. It appears that I can a) leave the gap or b) tighten the plate causing it to flex or c) try to fair the knee.