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  • n. Plural form of chainplate.

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Examples

  • • New oversized cockpit drains designed and installed and extra chainplates for lower stays fitted

    True Spirit

  • The sails jibed, then crashed back onto starboard tack with a bang that rattled the chainplates.

    Stormwarden

  • Our chainplates, strong fastenings, and clenched bolts, drew like pliant wires, shrouds and stays were torn away, and our masts and spars were blown clean out of the ship into the sea.

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  • Our chainplates, strong fastenings, and clenched bolts, drew like pliant wires, shrouds and stays were torn away like the summer gossamer, and our masts and spars, crackling before his fury like dry reeds in autumn, were blown clean out of the ship, over her bows, into the sea.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • That was quiet, but when the chainplates peeled the deck away, there was a tremendous noise.

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  • '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.

    Sail-World.com USA Latest News

  • Having had a chance to check the status of his yacht, Kleinjans reported-in at 1200 GMT: 'Part of the bowsprit has gone and the port side hull-deck joint has carbon loose from in front of the chainplates to the end of the forward ballast tank,' explains Kleinjans.

    Sail-World.com USA Latest News

  • 'The inside joint of the ballast tank is cracked along with the mast bulkhead and the knee just aft of the chainplates.

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  • I am not sure sailing on port tack is completely OK regarding the mast, although the chainplates seem fine, so I think with only a jib there should be no problem.

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  • The shroud and backstay turnbuckles attach to the boat’s hull by means of chainplates.

    Sailing Fundamentals

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