Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
Does it matter if it's fresh water vs salt and northern (4-5 month season) vs year round and stored down and indoors during the 3/4 year off season...
My rigging is 34-35 yrs old and in seriously looks like new condition.... I take it down in winter, rub a nylon over it no snags, super clean, no corrosion, no discoloration...I eyeballed the fittings each end (sorry no nuclear irradiation) and they look sharp...what I would expect to see if I opened a new package..
I'd have a real hard time condeming it by age only...
"Might as well cast off...If anything is gonna happen...It's gonna happen out there..."