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  • n. A plate on the side of a sailing ship to which the shrouds are attached


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  • The cupboard next to me ripped apart as the chainplate behind the bulkhead splintered it into a million pieces.

    True Spirit

  • • New watertight bulkhead glassed in to hold new inner forestay chainplate

    True Spirit

  • "Now, master," shouted I, "put the helm up and lay him alongside -- there stand by with the grapplings -- one round the backstay the other through the chainplate there -- so, -- you have it."

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • 'The chainplates are carbon straps on the hull and I think it has delaminated as there's a crack in the hull around the chainplate,' explains Kleinjans. USA Latest News

  • "The hull is split in a tricky position, right by the chainplate and the force of the impact pulled the winch off.



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