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Old 20-02-2021, 17:18   #46
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You mean before or after you've ripped them out?
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Hey folks,

I just bought a Crealock 40 that needs some chainplate work. I did get a $5k discount for that so hopefully it's win.

3 are leaking which has caused mold where it's dripped down.

How do I go about cutting them out, inspecting, repairing? Also holding mast up if removed?

My Cascade has a similar arrangement. In that vintage they're more likely to be 306. If they have been leaking like that for a number of years, you'd be wise to pull them out as crevice corrosion is almost impossible to detect by just drilling holes. There are also tools you can use that won't spread grinding dust all over the place. It's also possible to do them in pairs, of you loosen up the rig. Be patient, you'll manage it ok.
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Re: How to fix these buried chainplates?

Forgot to add that people that make such 'improvements' rarely perform adequate preparations, like grinding or cleaning the surface before glassing, and it may be entirely possible to just grab the edge of the mat with a pair of pliers and peel it right off...
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Re: How to fix these buried chainplates?

Anyone interested in Crevice Corrosion might like to look at this authoritative article.

Crevices and Corrosion

https://www.assda.asn.au/technical-i...-and-corrosion


"This is why crevice attack can be a problem in a salty swimming pool but not in a water tank">fresh water tank."

Mine can only get wet by fresh (rain) water but my deck doesn't leak so I won't have a problem.........?
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Old 20-02-2021, 18:05   #50
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Forgot to add that people that make such 'improvements' rarely perform adequate preparations, like grinding or cleaning the surface before glassing, and it may be entirely possible to just grab the edge of the mat with a pair of pliers and peel it right off...
With my yacht it would be an absolute nightmare to prepare the area for re-glassing properly (including removal of some furniture).

It is a cored hull but solid glass where the chain-plates are. (maybe 20mm thick) Perhaps a realistic solution would be to bolt replacement chain-plates to the hull?
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Re: How to fix these buried chainplates?

The Crealock and PS might be the same design, but if they were built by different yards things like this could be completely different. Construction details like this might be shown in the plans but the builder is free to do it any way they want.
Anyway, encapsulating them like that was a really bad idea. Stainless steel needs free oxygen to form it's protective coating. Without it it's just a weaker alloy of mild steel. I'd cut those plates out of the glass, clean them up and inspect. Replace if they show any signs of corrosion.
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With my yacht it would be an absolute nightmare to prepare the area for re-glassing properly (including removal of some furniture).

It is a cored hull but solid glass where the chain-plates are. (maybe 20mm thick) Perhaps a realistic solution would be to bolt replacement chain-plates to the hull?
Well, yes, if it comes to that, there is that option.

My suggestion is based on the assumption that my hypothesis that a previous owner just slapped some CSM over the area to dress it up is correct.

If it is, it is possible that the CSM can be simply peeled away because of the
lack of adherance due to insufficient bonding to an ill or under-prepared surface; the suggestion is meant only to reveal the condition of the existing plates.

What needs to be done after their condition is acertained will be determined by that condition.


Personally, I like the idea of external chainplates, even if they detract slightly from the sleek look of a vessel that already has that quality in spades, but I'm a mean person who thinks that form follows function...8 less holes (if the picture supplied by the OP is his boat) in the deck equals 8 less chances for water to get on the wrong side.
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I have found some information that says the boat is a Creala 40 from Crealock. Built in the Phillipines. Only 5 made. The Pacific Seacraft was made from these boats. US company not related to that one.
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I don't know how salt water can get into my embedded chain-plates?

(The photos were taken by my new $50 plastic camera I bought off eBay which I find works well!)

The chain-plate is 316 SS and installed up against the deck shelf and very, very heavily fiber-glassed. The mast rigging is attached to the deck ? which are a type of inverted "U" bolt welded to a SS plate and bolted onto the internal chain-plate. (The guy that rigged Australian's entrant to The Americas Cup (Trevor Helliar) had a look at it and gave it the )

jimbunyard I agree with you but without further information none of us can draw any conclusion as to the state of the chain-plates.

I firmly believe WaldPinkler should take Bill Murdoch's advice to "Contact either Steve Brodie, the owner, or more to the point, Thumper Brooks, the operations manager" and contact the Crealock Owner's Forums and the Manufacturer (?) But in this case someone in the Philippines? (That's a worry)
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I have found some information that says the boat is a Creala 40 from Crealock. Built in the Phillipines. Only 5 made. The Pacific Seacraft was made from these boats. US company not related to that one.
Maybe you can glean some more information here, though I still think your path is relatively straightfprward once you see how bad or not the chainplates are. Keep your fingers crossed...

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...a-68711-2.html
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I still stand by my original advice. The problem with exposing the front of the chainplate is that it is only 50% of the surface area and you have no idea what the back of the chainplate looks like. You need to have those chainplates in your hand to make an accurate assessment of their condition.
I am a sleep well at night type of guy and I wouldn't be sleeping easy until I had those chainplates out and repaired.
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I don't know how salt water can get into my embedded chain-plates?

(The photos were taken by my new $50 plastic camera I bought off eBay which I find works well!)

The chain-plate is 316 SS and installed up against the deck shelf and very, very heavily fiber-glassed. The mast rigging is attached to the deck ? which are a type of inverted "U" bolt welded to a SS plate and bolted onto the internal chain-plate. (The guy that rigged Australian's entrant to The Americas Cup (Trevor Helliar) had a look at it and gave it the )

jimbunyard I agree with you but without further information none of us can draw any conclusion as to the state of the chain-plates.

I firmly believe WaldPinkler should take Bill Murdoch's advice to "Contact either Steve Brodie, the owner, or more to the point, Thumper Brooks, the operations manager" and contact the Crealock Owner's Forums and the Manufacturer (?) But in this case someone in the Philippines? (That's a worry)
Not sure how this became about your chainplates, but water could seep under the caulking on that plate that's sitting on the deck and work its way through the bolt holes to underneath.....it's what water does. It might not, but the chance exists, and I've re-bedded enough leaking deck hardware on boats to know that there is never a guarantee that a caulked fitting won't leak.
I've kept the caulked fittings to a minimum on my boat, and while most have remained good (I use 5200 everywhere I can), some have needed to be re-caulked. It's just how it is.
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I still stand by my original advice. The problem with exposing the front of the chainplate is that it is only 50% of the surface area and you have no idea what the back of the chainplate looks like. You need to have those chainplates in your hand to make an accurate assessment of their condition.
I am a sleep well at night type of guy and I wouldn't be sleeping easy until I had those chainplates out and repaired.
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So how often are would you "un-bury" the chain plate for inspection? What would it cost to replace the chain-plates (incl. labour) in a Crealock 40ft yacht?


I'd like to know what those water stains are : fresh or salt?


My SS chain-plates would have a generous coating of polyester resin all over them. IF water somehow got in to the buried chain-plate I suggest it would be fresh water. ( Holes in the bottom of the lay-up allow any water to drain out anyway)


I'm more worried about my rudder which is SS rudder stock,foam and epoxy/glass. Eventually water will leak inside the rudder at the rudder stock/epoxy lay-up and I will get crevice corrosion. (I think the replacement will be entirely SS)
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Not sure how this became about your chainplates, but water could seep under the caulking on that plate that's sitting on the deck and work its way through the bolt holes to underneath.....it's what water does. It might not, but the chance exists, and I've re-bedded enough leaking deck hardware on boats to know that there is never a guarantee that a caulked fitting won't leak.
I've kept the caulked fittings to a minimum on my boat, and while most have remained good (I use 5200 everywhere I can), some have needed to be re-caulked. It's just how it is.

If you look at the photo the bolts are nowhere near the fiberglass layup over the chain-plate
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I don't know how salt water can get into my embedded chain-plates?

(The photos were taken by my new $50 plastic camera I bought off eBay which I find works well!)

The chain-plate is 316 SS and installed up against the deck shelf and very, very heavily fiber-glassed. The mast rigging is attached to the deck ? which are a type of inverted "U" bolt welded to a SS plate and bolted onto the internal chain-plate. (The guy that rigged Australian's entrant to The Americas Cup (Trevor Helliar) had a look at it and gave it the )

jimbunyard I agree with you but without further information none of us can draw any conclusion as to the state of the chain-plates.

I firmly believe WaldPinkler should take Bill Murdoch's advice to "Contact either Steve Brodie, the owner, or more to the point, Thumper Brooks, the operations manager" and contact the Crealock Owner's Forums and the Manufacturer (?) But in this case someone in the Philippines? (That's a worry)
Polyester resin is hygroscopic and there is not a joint of two materials in the world that water will not eventually penetrate.
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