Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kalispell, MT
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Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
I was the poster in that "other thread" about the NicoPress fittings.
Yes, I have decided to replace the standing rigging when I bring it in for the winter (next month). It will cost me a single "boat buck" ($1,000) to do it. The 'insurance factor' is worth it for me. I'm fairly new (compared to many of you out there), and absolutely need the boat to support me and what predicaments I put us into.
Next year, we have a huge trip on the calendar (2 months in the Bahamas). This is the culmination of years and years of planning/saving/preparation. Take a chance on losing the mast in the 'gulf-stream-crossing' due to a sudden squall and 39 year old rigging?? . . . 'hell no'.
Just my two cents worth (lol, that's about all I have left after upgrading everything!!),
S/V "New Girl" on the dock