[Public-List] Backing Plates
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Sat Jul 16 09:34:18 PDT 2016
I got a section of 1/4 inch thick aluminum and cut it to whatever size i needed. I used stainless washers as well. You could probably find scrap aluminum at a place that cuts the stuff. Cheap and strong.
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On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 4:18 AM -0400, "Wes Gardner via Public-List" <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
I'll need to reexamine my cleats as I'm sure they're original, my primary winches have 7" diameter 1/4" alu plates under them.
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> On Jul 15, 2016, at 11:10 PM, Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> The August 2016 issue of Practical Sailor has an article comparing backing
> plates made from a variety of different materials. Worth a look. There
> are a number of suitable choices. Starboard is not one of them. Regular
> fender washers are not up to the task either.
> I've got some work to do. Guessing that i should start with the bow and
> stern cleats and the winches.
> Jonathan M Bresler
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