as it has lasted 25 years BUT it is definetely not bullet proof or forever lasting .
Well, that certainly brings up an interesting point. Of course, if one thinks about it, a piece of metal being subjected to the kind of stresses that sailing inflicts, is doing great if it lasts for 25 years.
So should we all be replacing our roller furlings long before catastophic failure ocurrs? If so, when would that be?
And wouldn't this replacement policy apply to everything else? What's the expected lifespan of a mast? Mine is 35 years old.