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Old 06-15-2007
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Swage Corrosion

I've just had a quite disturbing phone call from my rigger. I'd asked him to have a look at forestay tension (it needs to be shortened) and remaking the backstay(s) to allow for proper adjustment. All very well and good and he had a look, said Ok but then went on to tell me that the swaged terminals on my shrouds are rotting out from the inside. Now he didn't do this rig and I trust this man implicitly so I don't believe he is telling me porkies just to gouge some extra buckazoids out of me but has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know what causes it ?

I do inspect my rig before going out and I'd not noticed any problem, yet rigger seems to think that we were damn close to losing the rig.

Should have said that yes the rig is stainless not galvanised. The shrouds themselves are only a couple of years old.
Andrew B

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Last edited by tdw; 06-15-2007 at 02:40 AM.
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