Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
Well now I'm really confused. Why is their such a difference between crane and sailboat inspection.
Maybe it is shock loading that a boat gets that is particularly hard on the wire.
Maybe the number of swage fittings used are so low in crane use it has not become a statistical problem that has been dealt with.
Larry Pardee prefers hand spliced wire on a thimble for that very reason. It is easy to inspect and more flexible without any hard spots.