Check your chain plates routinely

Check your chain plates routinely

I found my starboard upper shroud chain plate leaking. I removed it and I have some work to do. It looks like it had been repaired before. Whatever the hell they used was cracked (Bondo?) yet held in water that deteriorated the wood in the bulk head. Luckily it was only a small section that I can treat and repair. The chain plate had some corrosion but I could clean it up and it was shallow pitting.

Check your chain plates. They are so critical.

I have a lot of work to do. I am going to check all the chain plates now.