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Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
After reading the thread I am confused how riggers work in US. In Europe they recommend to check the rig after 7 years. Okay it may be a bit too much and I personally would make it at 10 years. But I don't mean a visual check, that should be made every year, I mean they take the rig down and pass on x rays every peace that is subject to considerable strain.
How can someone that calls himself a rigger look to a 35 old rig and after a visual inspection declare it sound? I am really confused
Thanks for your input. I am also confused. Riggers here never use x-ray (maybe on high tech race boats like Americas Cup and Volvo, but not your typical cruiser or racer).
What confuses me is that there is really no standard on rig inspection. Surprised more rigs do not fail.