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Sail & Rigging - Accessing chainplates (Swan 411)
10 September 2016 - 10:41
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Join Date: 12 February 2014
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Accessing chainplates (Swan 411)

Urgh. A visual inspection of our chainplates reveals water ingress on the port side, with possible corrosion of one of the chainplates. However, to get full access, we need to remove the wood cover (see pic). we have unscrewed all the screws, and there is a *tiny* bit of movement, but we cannot work out how to remove the cover (or rotate it inboard) to better see what's going on!

 

Advice / suggestions?

 

Kind regards

Tom Moultrie

Sophie B - 411/025

10 September 2016 - 14:17
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Join Date: 02 January 2008
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Dear Tom

There is a tie rod/turnbuckle added. This may restrict the movement of the cover.
Would it help to unscrew the turnbuckle, and turn its upper part to horizontal?
Kind regards
Lars

10 September 2016 - 14:25
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Join Date: 12 February 2014
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Lars,

The tierod does not seem to impede the cover, but your suggestion is one worth pursuing.

How would the cover come off without the tierod? Simply by sliding laterally towards the centre line?

Thanks, as ever, for your encyclopaedic knowledge and support!

 

Tom

10 September 2016 - 14:38
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Join Date: 02 January 2008
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Tom

Suggest you try pulling the inboard end down.
Would appreciate to see pics of the internals
Lars

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