Standing rigging replacement question
So I always hear there is the 10-15 year rule of thumb as to when the standing rigging of a boat should be replaced. I do agree too, but I have been looking at multiple used boats ranging in age from 5 years old to 25 years old only to find not a single one of them have had their standing rig replaced. Out of maybe 20+ boats I have enquired about within that time frame or much more, not a single one!!!!
Am I missing something here? Is this one of those unexplainable things like why people never clean their boats before showing it or why they leave them with a mess when they take pictures for the For Sale ads?