Composite Chainplate Illustrated

Some great guy on Face posted this few section cuts of a real live composite chainplate. I teased him that I could never afford to do this kind of surgery for illustration. I forget his name, but it was over a month ago and I have been awash in memory scrubbing anesthetics in the last week…
I’m happy to include if someone chimes in.

What great visuals of what a proper composite chain plate should be like.

4 thoughts on “Composite Chainplate Illustrated”

  1. Builder is ITA Catamarans with designer Yacht Design Collective and FEA by Rivoyre Engineering !
    A beautiful piece indeed.

  2. I have read about this and it will be the new standard removing a week link in rigging, I would love to get instructions on how to do it for my boat.

  3. I do see some minor issues and one potential eventual failure mode between the core segment and backside of the tube and middle secion where there is a directional change. Id be curious to the loads from the FEA.

  4. I’m building an Easy Sarah catamaran And I’m wondering if there if a designer out there that would be interested in helping me with design engineering of composite chainplats for my boat?
    Email me at beav_222@yahoo.com
    I’d love to share the pics when done!!
    Cheers, Dean

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