Author Topic: Hylas 44 external chain plates?  (Read 111 times)

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Jjamsden

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Re: Hylas 44 external chain plates?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 03:28:54 AM »
While I understand that it isn't the most ideal to do, the chain plates are in dire need of replacement on my 35 year old boat and unlike some of the newer Hylas models, they are completely welded to the ribbed structure fiberglassed into the walls. I've talked to rigging specialists and their recommendations were to take them external. Initially I was hoping to be able to cut off the old plates, glass around the remaining stainless knee, and bolt on new plates.

joel

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Re: Hylas 44 external chain plates?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 06:05:06 PM »
I agree with Bob.  The chain plates are part of a stainless steel grid that bears the load.

bobknapp

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Re: Hylas 44 external chain plates?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 06:20:01 AM »
Jen,

This does not seem like a good idea. Perhaps you could share with everyone why you would want to do this. This is a major structural change and will result in wider sheeting angles, significantly reducing the upwind performance.

Bob
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Jjamsden

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Hylas 44 external chain plates?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 04:15:38 AM »
Hi all,

I'm looking to replace the standing rigging on my Hylas 44 (hull 14) and am considering moving the chain plates to be external of the hull. I'm wondering if anyone has done this and can share pictures.

Thanks,
Jen

 

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