Deck rigging/chain plates?

Clyde_Wanderer

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Intending renewing these next winter, any advice on where I can buy them or have they to be custon made?
They are A shaped obviousley without the crossbar, and the upper 3/4 of them are bent inwards to align with the outer ends of the spreader arms, they are 10mm dia s/s round bar, or such.
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They can be found in chandlery catalogues. For example Plastimo do a small range with a choice of straight, 8° and 18°. Search for U bolts. Presumably others do similar.

Is there a makers name on yours?

They may not be direct replacements for yours so it may well be easier in the long run to have them custom made by a stainless steel fabricator.

IIRC Trafalgar yacht services stock them for Westerlys. They may or not be suitable. Even so we had them made locally for a Berwick some years ago.
 

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Thanks VicS, I will check the make as there is a base plate on them, the present ones have very short threaded part length and some of them dont show any thread below the nuts.

Just checked the Plastimo site, nothing.
Is chain plates the correct name for this type?
 

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[ QUOTE ]
Is chain plates the correct name for this type

[/ QUOTE ] No. They are listed under "bolts" in the "reefing ropes and rigging" section as "triangular stainless steel U bolts".

Unfortunately the width of them is not given so as such not very helpful!

Id also look under U bolts on other sites.
 
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