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chain plate[′chān ‚plāt]
One of the metal plates bolted to the side of a ship, to which lines supporting the masts are fastened.
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The equipment was designed for accommodating Chain Plates
having size 45 mm length x 20 mm width to plates having size 26 mm length x 10 mm width.
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.
but then there was this almighty noise like an explosion when the deck disintegrated and the chain plates
peeled the deck away." says Power, an eight - time Hobart racer from the Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne.
For example, around the chain plates
on a sailing yacht, a stronger laminate can be formed by using unidirectional carbon fibres to provide the extra strength required to take the high loads from the rig.