Rebedding Chainplates

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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:10 pm

So I'm rebedding alot of the hardware on our 80 including the chainplates. Using Butyl tape since I've heard great things about it. Concerned the plate that goes over the chainplate void is held on by 2 very small screws w/ no backing. Can these be backed or would they drill into the structure and not the cabin ? Any advice on how to get a good seal on this area since it's been a point where small amounts of rust water have occurred. Thanks in advance!!

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Postby raywulff » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:15 pm

I wouldn't worry about the two screws that hold the plate down. The more important thing is sealing the path water will take. By backing that plate, you are actually creating more problems in the future.

Cauk the bejesus out of the chainplate and top plate and you will be all good.

Note: If you think there is water in there, put a dehumidifyer in the boat while the chain plates are out and covered from the top. This will draw any water out of that specific area.

Good luck.
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Postby Guest » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:47 pm

I ended up using barrel nuts and machine screws. I think this will allow a more secure application and keep the bedding in place. The screws that were there just didn't seem sufficient and came out way to easily.

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