Centre Plate Dimensions
peter booker - Tue 27 May 2008 11:58:23 I have a copy of the dimensions for the centre plate of "Sophie" but need some clarification regarding the 55cm length and the 123.5cm length shown on the sketch. When these are drawn to scale they do not appear to be correct.
If anyone has the exact measurements for a replacement plate I would be very grateful to receive them.
Mark - Thu 29 May 2008 08:58:04 Peter,
The I made the measurements off the old plate which was badly corroded. The old plate was used as a template for the new plate - not my measurements and I never thought to measure the new plate to check. I'm pretty sure I didn't make a mistake when I measured up but it was a while ago but if it doesn't work out t scale then I must have done something wrong. The new plate I had did need a slight 'adjustment' with an angle grinder but this was on the top edge in the angle. The adjustment was only about 5 mm because the plate hadn't been cut square.
peter booker - Thu 29 May 2008 21:09:09 Mark,
Thanks for your help. Unfortunately my original plate is now at the bottom of Windermere somewhere so I shall have to bite the bullet and make a calculated guess as to which dimensions to use. There is after all the fine tuning capability of an angle grinder to fall back on!
Good luck with the new site.
k knox - Tue 17 Jun 2008 22:28:54 hi
i had a new centre plate made using the dimensions given on the drawing. used stainless steel 10mm thick. i drilled a 12 mm hole right through the fixed keels and used 12mm nut and bolt to hold keel in place . apart from having to use an angle grinder to remove a few mm from an area that was jamming it fitted fine.