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Re: Mooring Maintenance
If you paid $100 for all the gear two years ago, it might cost $150 to replace it now. You can't inspect it until you clean it, so depending on what $150 means to you, it might be simpler to just replace it all.
How often you need to inspect dependson how good the materials are, how warm the ater is, how much strain is on it...hard to guess sight unseen. So simpler and safer to inspect annually and replace before you have nagging doubts about it, unless it is pristine when you inspect it.
If you can hold your breath, or unshackle it at the bottom and raise it all to inspect it, no need for a diver. But if you can't inspect it slowly and carefully, then you are back to a diver, or replacing it.