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Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
Rig failure is a probability. The risk starts to increase at ten years and increases by time. 35 years is really long but your rig seems to bypass the probabilities in 25 years of time. Your rig might still hold for another 35 years but to be on the safe side is better.
Does rigging come with an expiry date?
The number of years by itself is meaningless. I would think that the defining factors are how, where and how much the boat has been sailing, no?