This is a Harken
hi loadSpecial padeye. The fasteners are 10mm12mm The pitch distance between the 2 fasteners in line with the load is 33mm44mm.
This is not enough.
The general rule of thumb for bolted fittings in composite is 4x-5x fastener diameter spacing.
When they get closer together (3.33x) then the bolts start tearing out.....
Here is what I am talking about (this is a well thought out chainplate). For a JSD I think a metal plate makes a lot of sense. Most people's composite skills are not good enough to make a really good uni carbon or glass chainplate. They are good enough to add a lot of glass on the inside of the hull......
Back to the drawing board.... :angry:
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