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Hey Rich,

Our crack is down lower. It’s a horizontal crack passing through the bolt hole for the 3rd bolt from the bottom (see photo). So, those bottom 3 bolts aren’t doing anything anymore.

Last time I inspected it closely would have been about a year ago in La Paz Mexico, and we just found the crack during a big post-voyage clean/polish/repair effort in NZ. It doesn’t look like a real fresh crack, so it was probably like that for a good portion of our Pacific crossing.


  1. crackedChainplate.jpg