[Note: I'm starting a new thread, rather then hauling the one where this started off-topic.]
I had allowed as how I had a busted shroud I planned to have a rigger address. Follows a partial quote of sailingdog's response and my response to his response
Just be aware that you don't need a rigger to replace a shroud with broken strands.
I know. (But thanks for the info, anyway.) Thing is...
However, if the lower shroud has broken strands in it, and it wasn't due to impact or some other type of damage to that specific shroud, then there's a very good chance that much of your rigging is in need of replacement---especially if it is all of the same age.
That thought occurred.
Did you have a rigging survey done when you bought the boat??
Yes and no. The surveyor examined it, but he told me right up front he was not a rigger and that, to properly
inspect the rigging, I needed to pay a rigger to do it. He overlooked the shroud with the broken strands, so I guess he wasn't kidding. Quite honestly: I relied upon what the surveyor did
do and the seller--his use of the boat and his honesty. (He had told me about one shroud or stay he had noticed was marginal when they were putting her back in the water one spring, so he replaced it and
, proactively, whatever was opposite it.) The shroud in question had a wrap of tape around it, just above the turnbuckle. I missed it, myself, until, just a couple weeks ago, I finally noticed the tape, it dawned on me "Huh... the others don't have that," and I removed it. I'm sure the seller knew of this and I'm equally sure he simply forgot all about it. The aft lower shrouds on a P30 aren't real critical. In fact: One guy on the P30 mailing list had a rigger tell him they were completely unnecessary and could safely be done-away with.
So, anyway, my thought was to have a surveyor examine the rigging once it's all down after haul-out.
Funny thing about the two or three (?) strands of this one shroud that are damaged: There's no sign of trauma above or below them, they're separated pretty much right at the top of the turnbuckle, and they're laying right in the twist of the cable. Almost looks like they'd been cut, except it would've had to have been done by pixies with very tiny saws or cutters. Artifact of the crimping process? Weak point that just separated under stress/age? None of the other stays or shrouds show anything amiss on the deck side of things. No corrosion. Nothing. Least-wise not that I