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Advise on standing rigging
I am replacing 27 years old original standing rigging on my Bayfield 36' cutter.
Even though the old rigging appears to be in excellent condition, I want to replace it in preparation for offshore trips. Stays, lower and upper shrouds presented no problems at all, but 4 intermediate shrouds which are supporting mast near inner stay (2 on each side) have obsolete T terminals which are no longer made. I wonder how much, considering their good appearance, I may compromise the integrity of the mast if I don't replace old intermediate shrouds.
Any comments, advises will be greatly appreciated.