chain plate


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chain plate

[′chān ‚plāt]
(naval architecture)
One of the metal plates bolted to the side of a ship, to which lines supporting the masts are fastened.
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But with pressure building in the rig from the gale force conditions, her starboard lower swages had completely blown apart, collapsing the mast and ripping up the chain plates and a chunk of the deck like an old scab.
Upgrades include all new heavy-duty running and standing rigging, chain plates, stanchions and lifelines, new keel bolts and custom fiberglass hard dodger, all new through hulls and seacocks and reinforcement of key bulkheads.
Carbon fibre-reinforced chain plates also improve utilisation of space below deck.