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rust on swaged rigging
SO last year i paid my local rigger to replace all the standing rigging on my C&C 30. ( I noticed a few cracks in the swages, and the rig was at least 12 years old as the PO told me).
It has been just about one year, maybe a month or two more, and I am noticing significant rust around the top of the side stays swage where the wire rope enters the fitting. even the 12+ year old cracked swages didnt look like this! these are the deck level upper and lower stays.
is something wrong here? the riggers bill says he used 316 SS, could he maybe have been mistaken/lied and used 304? or would this happen on either grade of SS?
i am concerned mainly because this rigging is only one year old, and expecting many more years out of it. but at the rate its going it does not look good.