then to Port Townsend where I took the mast down and examined the wire. I discovered the strands broken at six points on the headstay and five points in the backstay. The riggers at PT Rigging and Brion Toss told us that the wire we had rigged the boat with in Honolulu was defective.
Great story. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to hearing more.
A question regarding the problem with your rigging: Your account suggests that you had recently re-rigged your boat prior to setting out. After arrival, Brian Toss apparently inspected the wire and found it "defective". Could you tell us the source, type, etc of the wire and in what way Brian felt it was defective?
I find it disturbing that any new S.S. wire could experience these problems.