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    Calling all Reliance 44 Owners

    exterior chain plates There is a post in the Reliance forum "What numbers are there?" on September 14, 2009 from "svbornfree" (in South Carolina) stating that he or she "is going to go to external chain plates". I think that's a very good solution to the problems you mentioned. I think this...
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    Calling all Reliance 44 Owners

    These pictures show the new steel after it has been glassed in place. You can't see the horizontal bars (because they are completely glassed in):
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    Calling all Reliance 44 Owners

    This picture shows a portion of the new 316 steel in place on the starbord side, but not yet glassed in:
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    Calling all Reliance 44 Owners

    Here's a couple of pictures of what we found in the portion embedded in fibreglass. If you look at the lower left hand corner of the picture of the keel, you can see a portion of the two soft steel bars which were embedded in the fibreglass. You can't see much but it reminds me that the...
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    Calling all Reliance 44 Owners

    Chain plates Green and Carroll, last winter we replaced all of the soft steel attached to our chain plates, with 316 steel. It was a very big job. An excellent boat yard (Wiggers) in Bowmanville, Ontario did the work. Here's what we found on our cutter rigged boat: 1. Each chain plate was...
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    Calling all Reliance 44 Owners

    We just bought our Reliance 44 (Eku III) last summer. It's cutter rigged. The club foot (for the stay sail) is missing; and I have not seen her rigged with running backstays. Does anyone have pictures of their club foot and/or running backstays?
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    Questions about Cutter Rigged Boat

    We just bought our boat last summer. It's cutter rigged. The club foot (for the stay sail) is missing; and I have not seen her rigged with running backstays. Does anyone have pictures of their club foot and/or running backstays? Cheers! John