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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Hey guys,

Has anyone had any issues with the old style, smaller holed chainplates? I recently ordered new clevis pins and to my surprise, the 1/4" pins didn't fit. In all my years sailing, I never knew that there was two different chainplates to choose from. Turns out the dealer didn't either. I think this is strictly a 14 thing, as all the H16, Nacras, etc. I've ever seen had the 1/4" holed chainplates.

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1. Does anyone still use the smaller holed versions? Any reason to upgrade?
2. Anyone ever drill out the 3/16" holed versions to accomodate the 1/4" pins? I already have the replacement 1/4" pins and if the chainplates are the same other than hole dimensions, then why not? Anyone have experience with failure from either the 3/16" pin or from a drilled chainplate?

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~Pae


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:37 am 
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I think the change to 1/4" on the 14 was likely around the time we offered a Turbo version. 1982 ish?

No problem with the 3/16" pins that I am aware of. It was probably an inventory simplification more than anything else.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Can you drill em out?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:15 pm 
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Plate is the same, so why not?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:36 am 
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I have an older 14 where a previous owner has drilled the chain plates out. How can I tell this? Some holes were drilled out and some were not. Go figure. Other than the fact that some of the holes are not useable with 1/4" pins there have been no problems. Some day maybe I'll fix that. I think you'd be safe in assuming you can do the same.

Dave W


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