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Re: Replace standing rigging?
Yes, a nicropress done correctly is strong. a nicropress done incorrectly, not so much! I was on a 30' race boat that had a wire strop on the mainsheet that held fine for several seasons, then one particularly windy day a gust hit and the strop parted. It pulled the end right out of the nicro. It looked fine, but it wasn't.
I guess what looks good to some does not look good to others! I would not do business with a rigger who used nicropress on my shrouds, but that is just me. It certainly is not a common thing to see in my experience, which isn't to say it's not common in other circles.
That pic rings alarm bells to me, and looks fine to others. At the very least get a professional rigger to inspect it.
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig