Normal Lifespan (?) for Rod Rigging - Page 2 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 08-25-2006
Wandering Aimlessly
PBzeer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 22,019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 100 Times in 97 Posts
Rep Power: 17
Another thing I was told by a rigger. If you have those white turnbuckle covers around the lower end of the rigging, take them off. They can trap, or hold saltwater in there, and even if rinsed, don't rinse off as well as exposed.

A proper inspection, is with the mast down and removing every fitting for a thorough check. If your fittings are corrosion free though (again, according to the rigger that looked at mine) you're "probably" okay. Emphasis on probably.

Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 Old 08-25-2006
Senior Member
pigslo's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 804
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Crevice corosion is possible in the older Navtec due to closed up nature of the mushroom heads. I had stixnriggin reform the ends on mine and replace the tops with open tangs that don' allow water to sit on the mushroom heads.
pigslo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 13 Old 08-25-2006
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,192
Thanks: 50
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 17
Originally Posted by sailingdog
That is what makes it catastrophic... .
Thanks Sailingdog, but I do know what catastrophic means. What I was responding to was the following.

"I certainly don't want to risk the 'catastrophic failure' that rod rigging apparently has the propensity for."

Which on the surface seems to paint rod rigging in a rather negitive light.
I was merely pointing out that rod rigging does not have a propensity for failing, catastrophicly (sp) or otherwise unless it's too old, too neglected or too stressed.
knothead is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another rigging question sailorman_10 Gear & Maintenance 3 05-21-2002 08:40 AM
Rod rigging or Wire? BigRed56 General Discussion (sailing related) 5 01-18-2002 02:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome