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After 4 years, what should be serviced?

Time to take my '84 33 Endeavour to a sailboat pro. I keep her at a power-predominant marina, but I found her at a sailboat oriented broker in Oriental (about a three day cruise). I've only done the usual winterizing and had the bottom checked and painted last year. I'm interested in having an expert look at the rigging. What should be examined? There's no obvious rust, no cracks, no loose fittings or cables. Some bulbs need replacing, and the VHF antenna and Windex need repair as a result of hurricane damage. Any thoughts? I saw Giulietta's rigging post, but most of it is Italian to me. I'll be taking her to Sailcraft if anyone knows about this reputable boatyard that gave me great personal service when we purchased and had the survey done. As always, thanks in advance and fair winds to you!

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If it is a reputable boatyard they will know what to do. You want to make sure that a rigger looks at the rigging (well, d'oh - what I mean is not the guy who does the bottom paint) and goes up in a chair or harness to look at everything. While there he can replace the VHF antenna, windex, and bulbs. None of these things take any time at all. If you sail much at night or anchor - you may want to get the bulbs replaced with the correct LED replacements - they make a tremendous difference in reducing power demand. From your description it sounds like your rigging is in pretty good shape unless there is something wrong somewhere higher up the mast. If you have not checked out the physical condition of your chain plates you might get the yard to have a look at them.

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If that's the original standing rigging it should be replaced. Many problems cannot be detected without x-ray, which can be near as expensive as replacement. You can also have dye tests done on fittings, etc., but if it's that old it should be replaced.

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The owner should be checked - heart rate, wallet capacity, panic absorbtion ratio, alcohol consumption ability etc.
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If that's the original standing rigging it should be replaced. Many problems cannot be detected without x-ray, which can be near as expensive as replacement. You can also have dye tests done on fittings, etc., but if it's that old it should be replaced.
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Thanks for the valuable advice. Wow! Replacement! Better safe than sorry.

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The owner should be checked - heart rate, wallet capacity, panic absorbtion ratio, alcohol consumption ability etc.
Especially before presenting him with any large bill.

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