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Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok

Originally Posted by knothead View Post
I'm still going to recommend a re-rig. This is based on the information that I get from the vendors that I buy my wire and fittings from.
Not exactly an impartial source.
You: You think I should spend my money on your equipment, even if it seems to be in good shape?
Vendor: Hmmm... let me check my bottom line. Yes! Change it all at once! And those chain plates as well!

I know, I'm joking, but my point is that if a reputable expert, who stands to gain financially (implied), thinks it is fine, either find another rigger because you don't trust his/her judgement, or go with it. Disclosure: I know diddly about the structural integrity of Stainless Steel at any age.

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