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Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
I don't know. I worked for a Lisenced and insured rigging company based out of Miami. I was paid to install and inspect rigging. I left the company and started my own business in Key West. People paid me to inspect and install rigging. I supose by definition I was a professional rigger for a time. They have classes at our local community college on the subject. I guess, the lisence and insurance coupled with the experience, usually gained by working for a reputable rigging company as an apprentice for a while would make some one a professional.
I did not know that a rigging company that rigs sailboats can be licensed. I did an internet search and finding nothing that indicates boat riggers can be licensed. Can you provide a link that shows how it is done or a link to a licensed rigger? I do not think even Brian Toss is licensed.