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RICHIE

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Re Bed Chainplates
« on: March 25, 2004, 03:27:05 PM »

Does anyone have an estimate of time to re-bed the chainplates? I am getting different prices..(all over the map)
 Just wanting to know if someone is padding the time....
 This is on a 1986 34
 
 Thanks!
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Re Bed Chainplates
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2004, 04:49:10 PM »

Chainplate Rebedding
 
 Richie
 
 We have a 1986 C34 also.
 
 The tasks are:
 
 -loosen the turnbuckle  maybe 5 minutes, tops
 -remove the pins and cotter rings  10 minutes
 -take off the rectangular top (two screws) 1 minute
 -in the cabin, loosen the bolt 2 minutes
 -remove the old sealant - depends on how bad it is, say 20 minutes
 -put in the new sealant   upstairs and down 10 minutes
 -tighten bolts and replace cover plate  5 minutes
 - come back the next day to do finish tightening after sealant has set  2 minutes
 
 I haven't done the math, since this typing box is so small, but you get the idea.  That's per chainplate.  Unless you have some severe time restrictions, why not just go for a 1/2 hour shorter sail, and do one at a time or at least two at a time.  It's pretty easy.
 
 Good luck,
 
 Stu
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Re Bed Chainplates
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2004, 05:07:09 PM »

I had my chain plates rebedded by South Beach Riggers three years ago. They charged 67$ per hour.They rebed all 6 (upper and lower) shrouds. Lubricate and clean and inspect 6 turnbuckles. Clean and rebed thru-deck bolts. All was done in the water.Total hours 18 at a cost of $1206. It was more than I expected, but he did an excellent job.
 It's always about twice what you expect. My rig is now 16 years old and I am on barrow time per several critics.They take lots of abuse here in SF so I examine them often for broken wires.
 Good Luck, Dave
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2004, 12:31:22 PM »

Richie,
 I agree with Stu, I've done the ECLIPSE which is an 86 model, a number of times...
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RICHIE

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Re Bed Chainplates
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2004, 04:49:19 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions...I think I will do it myself and save a few bucks...
 Sent in my membership today...Thrilled to be an owner and member of this forum!!
 richie (PAZZO) #113
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Joe Grabmeier

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2004, 10:08:36 AM »

I read Stu's advice on re-beding chainplates and Ron Hills comments.  My boat is out of the water with the mast down.  I was planning on rebeding before raising the mast.  Ron's advice to keep tension on during rebeding made me consider waiting until the boat is in the water.  I would rather do before raising the mast.  Can I do that?
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Re Bed Chainplates
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2004, 10:24:00 AM »

After reading the posts I decided I would try and rebed my chainplates.  My boat is out of the water with the mast down and I thought I would rebed before raising the mast.  However I see Ron suggests keeping tension on the rig when rebedding.  Can I do the job correctly with the mast down?
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RICHIE

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2004, 12:31:22 PM »

Ron;
 
 Thanks....
 
 what do you mean by keeping tension on the rig? Obviously not on the one you are working on....
 Why does this matter?
 Thanks!
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Re Bed Chainplates
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2004, 01:24:26 PM »

If your mast is UP, you don't want to loosen all six shrouds (aft lowers, forward lowers and upper shrouds) at the same time.
 
 Do two at a time.
 
 Leave the other four in tension.  Avoids having the stick fall down!  :)
 
 If your mast is out, just go ahead and rebed them, and then stick the stick back in.
 
 Stu
 
 PS
 
 As might be suspected, there's a tad more information about this subject.
 
 Try:  http://c34.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x?a=search&s=329609511&reqWords=chainplates
 
 As part of this reference, it one of the posts suggests that you check the FAQs on the main website, too.
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2004, 08:05:31 PM »

Hi, Richie
 
 It took us 1 - 1 1/2 hours per chainplate; most of the time was spent cleaning-out the old bedding.  So far (6 months later), so good.
 
 regards,
 Jon
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