Forward mainstay chainplate


karkauai
 

Thanks Olivier and Joel!  I don't see anything else right now.  We did have a boat drag and get their anchor line tangled with ours (right after repainting the rub rail, of course) 6 weeks ago.  They were alongside when we got back to the boat and had dinged our rail up from stem to stern.  There wasn't much chop, but maybe a wake banged us together at some point.

Thanks again for sharing your expertise, you are appreciated more than you can imagine.

Hug back from Iris, Joel.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

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Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


amelforme
 

Hi Kent. I would say this was caused by some external pressure from another source such as a dock or another boat or ???. The chainplate displaced the dimpled gel coat crescent so I would make sure that the chain plate is still flat and not distorted in any way. If it is, it would be best to replace it. The radiating hairline cracks reinforce my opinion of a shock loading coming from an external source. Sound this area with a small phenolic hammer and compare the ‘tone’ to the same spot on the other side of the boat. If it sounds the same, the cracks are more due to old embrittled gel coat than destructive shock. I would also pay close attention to where the chain plate is fastened to the hull. Any signs of distortion or gel coat crazing would suggest unbolting the chainplate for more inspection of the actual area where the bolt goes into the hull. I doubt if this will be the case but have a look at the gel coat around the chain plate just to be safe.

 

While hard to perfectly diagnose something like this from afar, my best guesstimate is that you have nothing to worry about. Do the checks. Keep your eye on it while sailing in strong breeze and if there is nothing abnormal, check it again from time to time.

 

Can’t believe the hurricane named Henri’ is heading towards Long Island, New England and maybe Down East. I have several neighbors who summer up in New England and Maine who now wonder where they must go to escape tropical weather. We are used to sleeping with one eye open all hurricane season as we still have stuff to restore from IRMA that clobbered us on my birthday four years ago.

 

Hug for Iris.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:58 AM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Forward mainstay chainplate

 

Hi again all.   I posted a pic in this thread of the toerail a few days ago.  Any thoughts?  Joel?

Thanks,
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Kent & Iris

KRISTY

SM243


Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Iris and Kent,

on your picture, there is a chip of white gel-coat coming off the toe-rail.
It seems that something (a neighbor) has pushed on the chain-plate from outside, and created the hair cracks in the gel-coat of the toe-rail.
This is probably only cosmetic. Did you see any mark on the chain-plate? Do you see a difference in the angle compared to the chain-plate on the other side?
No worry about the chain-plate holding as it is bolted into the hull and not into the toe-rail (which is part of the deck).

Olivier

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, 08:58:21 AM GMT+2, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:


Hi again all.   I posted a pic in this thread of the toerail a few days ago.  Any thoughts?  Joel?

Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


karkauai
 

Hi again all.   I posted a pic in this thread of the toerail a few days ago.  Any thoughts?  Joel?

Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


karkauai
 

I'll try the pic again, thought it had worked last time.
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Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


amelforme
 

Hi Kent. Can you take a few snap shots? Several elements in play here and seeing the challenge would be helpful for an accurate diagnosis. 
Good on Iris for having a keen eye out....

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Aug 15, 2021, at 1:26 PM, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi all,
Iris just discovered a radial pattern of hairline cracks in the gelcoat on the toe rail just inboard of the port forward main shroud, and a chip of gelcoat loose at it's forward end.

No similar findings at other shrouds.  The chain plate doesn't move with hand pressure on the shroud.  All shrouds have similar tension by feel, Amel tight...

Is this something to be concerned about?  What might be the cause?

Thanks for your thoughts.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Eric Freedman
 

Hi Kent,

No pix attached.

Fair Winds

ERIC

Kimberlite Amel SM 376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Forward mainstay chainplate

 

Here's a pic.
Kent & Iris

KRISTY

SM243


karkauai
 

Here's a pic.
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


karkauai
 

Hi all,
Iris just discovered a radial pattern of hairline cracks in the gelcoat on the toe rail just inboard of the port forward main shroud, and a chip of gelcoat loose at it's forward end.

No similar findings at other shrouds.  The chain plate doesn't move with hand pressure on the shroud.  All shrouds have similar tension by feel, Amel tight...

Is this something to be concerned about?  What might be the cause?

Thanks for your thoughts.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243