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Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 7:57pm
Does anyone have any info. on the fitting that goes thru the deck and is secured from inside under the deck. It is 7/16 in size and appox. 4" long. The shroud hardware and turnbuckle attach to it. Any info.is appreciated.

One of mine is corroded and broke at the deck line. Removed okay but need a replacement.

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 at 1:07pm
I don't know what your chainplate looks like. We have a different system on my boats. There are a couple of 'chainplate' websites where you might find something that looks likes yours. This site seems like they have a good selection. Look for 316 stainless vs 304 or 306 - better crevice corrosion protection


Marionette # 12

Posted: 22 Dec 2010 at 10:32am
I need to echo Carl's question and ask you Yankee owners out there for a reply. I'm contemplating purchase of a later Yankee which, according to the seller needs a chainplate repair to be seaworthy; he says the repair is simple but.....
According to the seller, the chainplate is a flat plate which terminates in a round threaded rod which goes through the deck and is secured by a fender washer/nut combo from underneath. For strength, he says there is a wood backing plate underneath the deck through which the threaded rod passes. This wood backingh tends to rot and require periodic replacement, which is the case for the boat I'm contemplating. The repair is described as simple: take out the rotten backing plate, replace with something new, redrill the hole for the chainplate and resecure the chainplate. So the question for you Yankee owners: Does this description of the shroud chainplate attachment sound right? How accessible is this backing plate and attachment point? Has anybody done this repair and is it as straightforward as it sounds (knowingf that boat repairs are rarely as straightforward as they sound!) Thanks for the info.
David Blakey
VintageCat 22
Norfolk, VA

Posted: 23 Dec 2010 at 9:34am

The discription sounds okay. Most of the Yankees have a liner which you will heed to cut thru if not already done. I have not changed out the wooden backing plate but if certainly looks like it would not be to difficult a job. Maybe someone who has done the repair can chime in.

Hope this helps. Any guestions let me know.

Posted: 16 Jul 2012 at 6:32pm
One way to find out if the chain plate backing block is rotted remove one of the clamp screws. If the screw is firm upon removal and when reinstalling chances are the backing block is probably ok. On the other hand if your in there it wouldn't hurt to change it out. I'm not sure I'm on board with the comment that they require periodic replacement though.

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