SailNet Community - View Single Post - Replace standing rigging?
View Single Post
  #2  
Old 08-27-2012
knothead knothead is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,192
Thanks: 50
Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 14
knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about
Re: Replace standing rigging?

While using swage or mechanical fittings might ultimately be stronger and last longer, they are also more expensive. It's not uncommon to see Nico-pressed eyes on small rigs. It's is fine as long as it's inspected and replaced when it shows signs of wear or corrosion.
The eyes are double sleeved which is proper for 1x19 wire.

Just make sure everything is in good shape and don't worry about it.
Get a professional to give it a once over if you aren't sure.

Depending on it's age, it might not be a bad idea to replace it before you go cruising.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook