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Old 14-11-2010, 20:15   #16
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My boat has had one stay replaced (forestay in 2005) in 42 years. I will be replacing all standing/running rigging prior to our next sail however I have spent a LONG time looking at every inch on the wire and swages and they look weathered but structurally sound.

Admittedly our boat has spent 40 of the 42 years in very sheltered coastal anchorages with no offshore miles so may not be comparable to many boats.

10 years sounds like mr insurance being over cautious just in case.
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Old 14-11-2010, 21:44   #17
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" All new rigging " usually means cordage. If they want to include shrouds they will say " all new standing rigging ".

It's a bit like buying a house with " gorgeous water views " . . . . if you are 7ft tall. Poetic license.
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Old 15-11-2010, 00:00   #18
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My boat said all new rig. What he meant was accurate. New mast, shrouds & stays, some chainplates, even an all new bowsprit out of stainless rather than wood. The boom wasn't new. I can live with that. He spent more on stainless & aluminum than I paid for the boat and he never sailed the rig. He got hurt and couldn't climb the ladders anymore so the boat sat in the yard until I bought it.
He's a good guy and I'm sorry he couldn't finish the boat but I am very happy that I got it.
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