Rusty Rigging - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 06-24-2009 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Rusty Rigging

I recently had my boat re-rigged by a reputable boatyard. (2 months ago) After 2 months of mostly sitting in a marina, the rigging is very noticeably corroded/rusted. As a matter of fact, it's corroded more than the 14 year old rigging that was replaced. It's odd...any idea what would cause this to happen so quickly?
pinckney54 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 06-24-2009
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,192
Thanks: 50
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Not all wire is created equal. Nor are fittings. If you aren't in an area where there is a lot of pollution, say downwind from a power plant or something. The chances are that the wire is of lesser quality than that which was replace.
Having said that, it is not unusual to see signs of surface corrosion within two months, especially in southern climates.
knothead is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 06-25-2009
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 476
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Send a message via AIM to negrini Send a message via Yahoo to negrini Send a message via Skype™ to negrini
Well, I had same on my new boat (so new fittings). Apparently actual market is using cheaper steel from Asia, wich has a slightly different compound on carbon, although all of them could be 316. I found also, that some companies doesn't store SS hardware correctly, or even using incorrect mounting tools that contaminate the material. If your HW is correct 316, just keep it polished, closing surface gaps, and rust will fade away, eventually. I did polish my entire deck fittings, and rust didn't return after 4 months so far.

Nave Rara
Beneteau Oceanis 43
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
negrini 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
Rod rigging to reduce corrosion ? SvenG Sailboat Design and Construction 17 01-06-2009 08:43 AM
Rigging repair at-sea Lin & Larry Pardey Gear and Maintenance Articles 1 02-16-2008 01:28 PM
Standing Rigging Basics Mark Matthews Racing Articles 0 08-29-2004 09:00 PM
Replacing Your Standing Rigging Mark Matthews Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 12-15-2002 08:00 PM
Standing Rigging Storage Jerry Hammill Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-15-2001 09:00 PM

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