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Old 17-01-2010, 12:20   #1
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Different Chainplates

Does anyone know if there is a layup schedule for carbon glass fiberglass chainplates. Want to see what the laminate schedule is and calculated loads compared with S.S.. A little new age for an oldtimer but I have had success with other new age stuff. I swithed my steering cables out with Amstel blue and Am very happy. Good to hear your thoughts as I go on with this project.
I think I shouldn't rule out the carbonfiber epoxy route. What are the down sides?
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... I think I shouldn't rule out the carbonfiber epoxy route. What are the down sides?
You have no idea how to design them?
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ehhh no no idea. Im thinking carbon fiber resin and vacuum bag. just cant find any data. I was hoping you were going to do the gord Thing and give me an easy link.probly go the proven s.s. method but thought Id look at the option.
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I am not sure they go with turnbuckles, I mean you do not just build a replacement but rather re-design the whole thing, probably adding a piece of ware between the plate and the screw. (?)

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why not bronze?

I'm only just learning about these things but I was wondering why, since you had to replace chainplates anyway would you choose to go with ss instead of silicon bronze?
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My choice could be bronze, but not possible to buy nor fabricate bronze here (Canary Islands). However I believe one can get good material and work in the UK. It was also possible in NZ.

It all depends a lot on what the boat is made of, chainplates config, etc..

But I think dupey bronze would last like ages (?). And maybe we could avoid the trouble of SS corrosion.

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