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Re: The Dark Side
Your rate of repair/replace seems sort of out of line to me. Or perhaps Iím just out of line.
I replaced allnstanding rigging on our 33 at 30 years. The rigging on our 1985 44í was replaced in 2006, thatís 21 years. I had a professional rig survey done after I replaced the bow sprit in 2015, 9 years, and they said it was good to go, no recommended replacement.
Now part of that might be the rig the 44 has 12 stays plus runners, the 33 has 11 stays with permanent runners. If I loose a wire I should not loose the rig. More modern boats not so much.
Or maybe you are doing a lot more actual sailing than us.
33' Brewer, Murray 33, steel cutter
44' Pape, Steelmaid, cc steel cutter