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post #4 of Old 09-21-2012
PeterSailer
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Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok

I used to sail on a 40 year old boat, we sailed her hard and we got healed over, cabin side almost in the water, by unexpected squales while having all sails up... She had her original rigging, but on those days, pounding hard when sailing up wind, I would turn around and look at the back stay and wounder, what if??

What I'm saying here is that your standing rigging might still be good, but why would you take any chances?

Pierre

I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits." - Bernard
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