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Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok
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.
Yeah, that is my thought too! Particularly when it comes to coastal cruisers. You would think that if lots of rigs came down, and those failures could all be attributed to standing rigging of a certain age, then insurance companies would be all over it! As it is, I have never been asked how old my standing rigging is. The underwriters seem content with a general survey every few years.
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig