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Date Posted: - Wednesday - 08/12/20 - 8:49pm
Author: Randall
Subject: chain plates
In reply to: Hal Oakes 's message, "31M Hull #128 REMEDY - Now in Restoration in Maine" on - Thursday - 07/16/20 - 8:32am

Hello Hal,
I have replaced all the chainplates about 4 years ago. They all had some corrosion. The 2 forward lower shrouds on the main were nearly completely corroded at the deck. In fact they broke getting them out. I kept them in the same position but had to make each custom made even though Bruce (another owner) let me use his cad drawings. They just didn't fit right. I figure they will last the rest of my life, so why not. Replaced both masts with anodized aluminum which were set by the rigger who attached the triatic stay. Thought about leaving that off and going with a jumper stay. That may be an option.
Good luck with the project, would love to see pictures of your progress.
Randy

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[> [> Chain Plates -- Hal, - Friday - 09/18/20 - 8:01am

Hi Randall,

I'm just getting back to this site, appreciate your reply.

I did not see any corrosion on chain plates that were exposed when I repaired the decks around the mizzen plates.

Certainly a concern, will be wondering when the mast will let go, just won't sail her hard.

Finally decided the engine has to come out, antifreeze leaking into the oil, and the engine is a mess despite it starts easily and runs smoothly. Getting it out is going to be quite the undertaking it seems.

You can see the project here, 350 hours since June, and no end in site, I hope to be sailing it next summer.

https://haloakes.smugmug.com/31-Mariner-Ketch/n-ZV2vtd/

Regards,
Hal

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[> [> [> Big Project -- Randall (Hilton), - Monday - 10/12/20 - 10:17pm

Quite a project. I can imagine it looking beautiful when finished. I have been thinking of moving the water tank under the v-berth but a little concerned with weight there. Maybe maxing out at 50 gal. What do you think?

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