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Location: West Chester, PA
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It's not as easy as just determining what temperature the rig was exposed to and what can 'withstand'.
Boats are made up of many different materials that burn at different temperatures than fiberglass resin.
Did any chemicals explode or get onto the parts you want?
Did parts of the rigging let go before others did thus putting more strain on certain sections? Was anything torqued or flexed excessively?
How is it lying on the bottom, did any other parts fall on it?
When the mast/rigging hit the water, was it hot therefore the quick temperature change caused brittleness?
My point is you don't know until you recover it, and thoroughly inspect it.
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Sassafras River, MD