:) Hi to all. I would really appreciate some input on the following. I am looking at using the crossbeams rather than the hull chain plates for my standing rigging (dynex). My logic is that the beams move much less than the hulls & therefore put less cyclic strain on the mast & rigging, and tying & splicing dynex around the beam ends is so much easier than chain plates on the hull. And whilst the chain plate mounting is obviously strong enough, the beams are even stronger. I have large end plates on my beams so there is no way the rigging could escape.
Am I being too logical??
Happy building/sailing to all,