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.
Known as the last tall ship built in Key West and the oldest working wooden schooner in the United States, the 130-foot vessel received improvements to its stays, chain plates, planks and rigging.
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.