This is about a 33-footer with 19/20 rig, double back stay and single
spreaders. I have found a tiny crack in the lower swage of one of the aft lower shrouds and need to decide whether to replace it before I unstep the mast
to change the whole rigging
(scheduled for a couple years from now)
Has anyone replaced an aft lower shroud
without a crane just by releasing tension of both aft lowers, going up with a bosun´s chair and replacing old with new, then coming down and tensioning back? I would appreciate info from those who have done it or know why it it is a bad idea.