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Old 02-01-2009
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Whether it fails at the terminal or the rod itself is immaterial. A failure is a failure. Dye testing will not show all the flaws and even an experienced rigger more often than not cannot tell when a failure is likely. If a boat has been stored with the mast up here in the Toronto area and raced every Wednesday night for the last 25yrs. I sure wouln't take it offshore and salt water just increases the risk. While it is immensely strong it gives almost no pre-indication of spectacular failure. Common sense will tell you that nothing lasts for ever and several million cyclic loads cannot help but hasten the end of rod rigging.
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