I have seen a lot of C&C boats for sale for quite reasonable prices. They mostly come with rod rigging and most I have seen have original rod. Now I know the stuff lasts a long time, and you can have it reheaded, but it has a reputation for giving way without warning. Inspection seems a bit involved, at least compared to wire, as it gets rust stains and meat hooks. And most of the boats are over 30 years old so it makes one pause and new rod is likely as much as the boat is worth (about the same as a re-powering with a new motor I would guess). Now reading the article in Sailing Magazine Andy Schell seems very happy with his Dynex Dux rigging after a few years of cruising and an Atlantic crossing. So what does one think of going synthetic? Sounds like they are saying it will last 8 years in the tropics so figure at least 10 here in the north east. They say if you do you own work it should cost about the same as wire, and subsequent replacements are cheaper as you don't have to replace the fittings. Looks to be easy to store a spare or two on board as well. They claim the way it wears out it gives a good bit of warning by getting fuzzy. They size it to have two to three times the strength so you have a bit of cushion for noticing the wear. Seems to have excellent abrasion resistance as anyone who has tried cutting it will attest to. I have not seen a recent discussion here, so what do you think? Certainly synthetic life lines has reached a point where it is pretty much accepted as a good choice, how about rigging?