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moonie5961

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Chainplate Source
« on: 08 June, 2010, 01:32:55 »
Hello!  I have read this forum for some time, but just joined today.

I emailed Contest today to ask about a source for replacement chainplates. They have not responded yet, but I thought that I should ask here as well. 

Do you know where to find new chainplates? 

Glad to be part of the forum!


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Re: Chainplate Source
« Reply #1 on: 09 June, 2010, 10:49:30 »
Hi and welcome to this forum. What model Contest are we talking about? I woluld suggest that you contact MYS (Medeblik Yacht Service) which is the technical/servise part of Contest Yachts. If they don't have an answer and you have a boat designed by Dick Zaal then you can contact him as well.

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Re: Chainplate Source
« Reply #2 on: 09 June, 2010, 22:11:12 »
Thank you BJ!

I am asking about my 1974 Contest 31. I emailed and got a response from MYS, they responded very promptly. They said that the chainplates were 'tailor made', and can be replicated in a reputable machine shop. 

In case anyone from Europe reads this with similar questions, I also contacted Trafalgar Yacht Services in the UK, who cater to Westerly yachts. They used similar chainplates, and have some very nice chainplates for sale.

I have no association with Trafalgar; I did not go with them because shipping back and forth to the USA would be cost prohibitive-otherwise I probably would have.


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Re: Chainplate Source
« Reply #3 on: 10 June, 2010, 08:58:14 »
Thanks for the upadate, I'll keep that company in mind. BTW, in 1974 two models of the C31 were made, the Uus van Essen and the Dick Zaal version. If you have the last one you might contact Dick to ask for specific drawings of the chainplates and have them made by you local ..... eeeh.. blacksmith.. ;)

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Re: Chainplate Source
« Reply #4 on: 02 September, 2011, 17:41:13 »
hi
just wondering if there was any update about the chainplates.  i have a 1973 contest33 hull 119.  one chainplate gave out during hurricane irene.  i'll want to replace all of them as this one was badly corroded.
any ideas besides the blacksmith ??

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Re: Chainplate Source
« Reply #5 on: 02 September, 2011, 17:55:00 »
Hi Bob, welcome to the forum. My first suggestion would be a blacksmith, simply because of the price. After all everything with 'marine' in before it is twice the price.  It also gives you the possiblity to get the best material available and your not depending on the choice of a manufacturer.
Where was your boat located during the hurricane and was it still a F2?  In that case one broken chainplate is a very minor damage  :D

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Re: Chainplate Source
« Reply #6 on: 02 September, 2011, 21:27:29 »
thanks bj

i'm in freeport ny - south shore of long island.  all my sailing is off shore (near shore) so i love my contest.  the hurricane wasn't too bad when it got here - actually the chainplate was so bad that i'm glad it happened at the dock.

what i want to do is to leave the mast up and remove another chainplate for a pattern.  the one that gave out was the middle starboard - the shroud going to the top of the mast.  if i remove the same one on the port side the mast should be ok - barring any further storms.  i would be counting on getting that one out intact to be used as a pattern.  i do have a radome halfway up the mast which adds to windage.

i'm wondering why i couldn't use any good u-bolt type chainplate.  as long as the height is right the distance between the centers could be different - epoxy should take care of that.  i'd appreciate any ideas you might have.

thanks again

bob

 


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