SailNet Community - View Single Post - Standing rigging
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 12-04-2007
I'd rather be sailing
labatt's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The state of s/v/ Pelican
Posts: 1,899
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Biggest disadvantage of rod rigging is that there is really little way to tell whether it needs to be replaced. When it goes, it goes. There's really no way to tell if it's fatiguing other than to x-ray. In addition, if you hit it the wrong way and it bends or kinks, you have to replace it. The primary advantages of rod rigging are less stretch and reduced windage. On the other hand, when you replace rod rigging you can often reuse a lot of the end fittings.

s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Don't dream your life, live your dream" - Bob Bitchin'
"I'll see it when I believe it" - Me
labatt is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome