What is the name, and purpose of this part for E35-2 for all you Ericson Savvy Sailors

LeifThor

Member II
It's a chainplate to nowhere. Mounted to the main bulkhead of the E35-2, while on the deck it does nothing.

What is it, and what purpose does it serve?

I had previously thought it was the place where the original lower shrouds went, but was recently told this chainplate to nowhere serves a purpose. As always the longer and more detailed descriptions are the most appreciated:)

Thanks!
 

LeifThor

Member II
Unfortunately I don't. A prior owner had removed them leaving the holes and water damage behind. The holes where this went, and is found on E35s is approximately 16 inches towards the interior from the upper shroud chainplate on the same bulkhead.
 

p.gazibara

Member III
I just tore out the inner liner of my E35-2. Found some holes on deck that were covered in treadmaster and filled with some sort of 5200. Part of the elusive leak problem. I think the holes were from an old cabin-top winch placement.

Were the chainplates you speak of on the cabin-top or sidedeck? I didn’t see any evidence of a chainplate on the main bulkhead cabin-top.

Maybe it was an add-on at some point?

-P
 

steven

Member III
The mystery "chainplate" on the E35-2 is a small ss plate on the deck that is in a fore-aft line between the fwd and aft lowers.
Below deck It has a ss bar that straps to a bulkhead at the front of the main cabin.

Reasonable to suppose that it is not a chainplate but instead part of a three point system which anchors the lowers.

The concern would be that the combined forces on the fore and aft lowers would pull the deck up and separate it from the bulkheads.
I think the mystery plate is there to help prevent that.

Could be wrong but seems reasonable (to me).

--Steve
 
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steven

Member III
Here is a pic port side looking fwd.

The mystery fitting is in the middle of the lower chain plates.

The anchoring of the aft shroud is questionable. It is bolted strongly to the deck and cabin side. But below the deck fitting is just floating in the middle of nowhere (structurally). On some boats (the E37 I think) there is an inside tie rod that connects to something structural. But on the E35-2 an inside tie rod would be in the way.

The closest structure is the bulkhead that is right bellow and anchoring the mystery fitting.
Hence my theory that it is there to help keep the aft shroud from lifting the deck.

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garryh

Member III
there was a previous discussion on this mystery plate, best guess is that it is a deck tie-down vs some arcane rigging assembly. seems to make the most sense. You will notice that the chainpalte for the forward lowers has a horizontal plate welded to it. I originally thought this was dumb because it would be so difficult to seal; but upon reconsideration, I am thinking the plate serves the same tie down function as the one aft of the lowers.
 

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garryh

Member III
"serves the same tie down function as the one aft of the lowers."
not 'aft of the lowers'... typed that too quickly. Meant the plate shown in steven's pic above... it is inside the main shroud anchoring the deck to the main bulkhead.
 
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