Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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Re: Replacing standing rigging
Without a confirmed purchase date by receipt or log entry possibly nobody can tell with any certainty the age of the rigging. There are no "best before" stamps on rigging.
Talk to the previous owner or the yard that regularly serviced the boat and see if you can get an idea of its age. If you are not able to determine age bite the bullet and re-rig. You will be good for 10 probably trouble free years - 5 if you race.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour