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Old 05-06-2011, 17:49   #1
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Standing Rigging

I have a 38' ingrid that has all bronze fittings with poured sockets on standing rigging . the boat has sailed for two months when built then trucked to eastern wa. and put in the river 200 miles inland and high desert climate . the boat has not been used since that time . so I'm wondering if the rigging has to replaced. all looks well no sign of any corrsion but all is 30 years old .but not used and always in fresh water. also would like to keep the bronze fittings . any advice.

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Old 05-06-2011, 17:56   #2
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I would replace the SS rigging, fittings should be good

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Old 05-06-2011, 18:02   #3
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Bronze fittings are probably OK. If the boat hasn't been sailed the stainless is probably fine also. You can get a magnaflux kit and check it for micro fractures.
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Re: standing rigging

Bronze it the best in my world.

I would inspect it - thouroghly- like standing rigging on any mew to me boat.

If I wouldn't find any issues I would happily keep sailing. Owned several boats with OLD rigging over the years.

If you sense that you are lacking in knowledge as to how to survey the rigging yourself, have a rigger look it over.

BTW Ingrid is a beautiful boat. enjoy!
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Old 05-06-2011, 21:05   #5
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Glad you posted this! Was not familiar with these. I imagine they would be great for Galvi wire as well. Check this site out... scroll down a little and there is a tiny bit on poured sockets. Might be interestin to contact these folks for info/experience. Slocum Spray Sailboat Project Love the Ingrids...little ships they are
I agree can't beat bronze, the wire is far more likely to be a problem than the fittings. I have no idea about re-using them.
Oh... send an E-mail to Larry Pardey and see if he might respond. I'm willing to bet he's got good info on poured fittings.
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Old 11-06-2011, 20:42   #6
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Thanks for all the info i think i will do a dye test and see what it looks like \
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Old 02-08-2011, 18:19   #7
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Poured sockets: I've had stainless rigging with poured sockets on my 46-ft home-built steel boat for over 15 years and am very happy with it. Replaced rigging last year and re-used all the bronze sockets (see my blog). The reason I chose poured sockets over the common fittings is that you can easily replace them on board, all you need is extra zinc alloy (called Magnolia) and your galley stove to heat it over. For cruisers in remote locations this is a big bonus. It also happens to be one of the strongest forms of wire termination (used in construction and elelvators, among others) and cheaper than other re-usable terminals.
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