I am going to have to re-rig my 51 foot cutter
in the near future and intend to do the work myself. It is currently rigged with Dyform. Still in the early planning stages, I'm looking into synthetic options and have found the concerns with the unknown lifespan of the Dyneema
and unknowns in case of lightning
strike, but I can't find much information about the cost.
If Synthetic only lasts 8 years, but costs significantly less than the Dyform, it could be a valid option. Insurance
companies don't like rigging
to be any older than 10 years anyway regardless of what it is made of.
Of course, lightning
would still be a concern...
So, can any one venture an estimate at the cost of Dyneema
+ fittings vs Dyform + fittings?