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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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.
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.