Name: Chris Kottaridis
Changig to a split back stay
I'd like to change the back stay to a split back stay.
What type of chainplate do I need to attach to the transom ?
I was hoping to be able to use the existing one that the back stay attaches to on the transom, but that seems to be embedded in the fiberglass. SO, I plan on leaving it. If nothing else it'll be a failsafe to get back to the original style if I need to.
So. I need to get 2 new ones that I can connect to the transom as far to the outside as possible.
The plan is to screw holes in the transom and put the chain plate inside backed by a quarter inch piece of wood and protuding through the top similar to the current chainplate. In this scenario there should only be the bolt heads visible on the outside part of the transom and I can live with that. Putting the chainplate on the outside would be easier but wouldn't look so good.
I think the chainplate's here will do:
This is a straight chainplate I assume I don't need a pre-bent one since the transom already as an angle to it.
Any comments or suggestions about this task appreciated.
The trick will be to cut a slit in the top for the chainplate to stick through that will allow the chainplate to lie flat against the inside of the transom. Not real sure how to get a slit cut there exactly flush with the inside of the transom. It's kind of tight quarters to work in there.
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