Forums General Discussion Lost a Chainplate during Irma

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  • #223681

    Revery
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    Well, we thought we’d come through Irma unscathed, but I just found out otherwise.
    I got to Revery last night (I’m now a liveaboard) and all looked well except for some evidence of water intrusion on the SB side. I didn’t think much of it as I’ve had a leaky chainplate in the past and figured it started up again. This morning, I noticed that a lot more water than usual had gotten in and as I was moving cushions, I glanced out the SB aft settee port only to see a rectangular hole where the SB aft lower chainplate should have been. See pic.

    I’ll post more later, but thank the gods that we weren’t sailing when it gave way! Now to order the stock and find a machine shop.

    Evan
    Revery #219

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    1. SB aft lower after Irma

  • #223683

    robshookphoto
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    I just replaced all my chainplates and the old ones aren’t that bad. If you want to kick the can down the road until you replace them all at once one you can have one – I will actually thinking about repurposing two myself for aft chainplates for the Jordan series drogue I plan on getting.

    They look bad in the photo but I didn’t actually find any pitting or cracks.

    Out with the old. #pearson424

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  • #223684

    Revery
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    Thanks a lot, Rob! Yours do look a far sight better than mine. See the picture of my port forward.
    However, I just ordered the flat stock and hardware this afternoon and visited a great little shop that will drill and round the ends for very little money. I’m going to have them do my backstay and stem fitting as well. I should be able to get away with less than $750, all told. Thankfully, I don’t have a mizzen and my stays’l fitting is in great shape. I knew this job was coming…

    Evan
    Revery #219

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    1. Port Forward Lower Chainplate

  • #223699

    Revery
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    So I’ve got the upper and lower chainplates done/in and the backstay chainplate is at the shop. All told for those 7: $332 + $52 for the hardware. Pretty pleased with that. I think I’m going to have Garhauer duplicate the stem fitting…they did a great job for Pete Dubler and my local shop is a bit hesitant to tackle it.

    The bigger issue has been the deck rot. Luckily, it didn’t go back far enough to have to remove skin, but it’s been fun digging it out and refilling with thickened epoxy.
    Just thought I’d give an update so everyone can commiserate (or laugh).

    Cheers,
    Evan

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