Re: New rigging rust stains under a month?
Not the riggers, the wire manufacturer. It is probably chinese wire. We are going through a nightmare of replacing ALL of our new rigging because the supplier got bad wire. At least our supplier is honest and is giving us the replacement wire and fixtures. We are paying for the labor, which I thought wa sunfair, until I heard about another manufacturer who also got bad wire and told his customers tough luck. You want to sueu? Get in line.
Things we found out. It may be just one strand int he wire that is bad, hence the rust, but we weren't willing to risk it. And, until it fails, 304, which rusts, is stronger than 316. It was the until it fails part that made us decide to change out the rigging. We are hoping it won't delay our trip south. The wire rep told someone, not us, that it was "just cosmetic," but if that were true why would they be willing to replace everything? I don't believe have heard the whole story. But, the long and the short of it is, we got bad wire and they are replacing it.
The first test is to put a magnet up to the rusted wire and see if it grabs. If so, you're in trouble. Good luck.