Has anyone had any issues with the old style, smaller holed chainplates? I recently ordered new clevis pins and to my surprise, the 1/4" pins didn't fit. In all my years sailing, I never knew that there was two different chainplates to choose from. Turns out the dealer didn't either. I think this is strictly a 14 thing, as all the H16, Nacras, etc. I've ever seen had the 1/4" holed chainplates.
1. Does anyone still use the smaller holed versions? Any reason to upgrade?
2. Anyone ever drill out the 3/16" holed versions to accomodate the 1/4" pins? I already have the replacement 1/4" pins and if the chainplates are the same other than hole dimensions, then why not? Anyone have experience with failure from either the 3/16" pin or from a drilled chainplate?