I believe this is purely a maitenance issyue and the thread could be started with : All yacht owners beware..... this is not a FP problem in particular. Lots of yachts have seen the same problem, due to lack of inspection! To replace the Spectra with steel
wire would not help, they fray and brake too.
So the morale as far as I'm concerned is: inspect and learn your boat, poke your head
into every nook and cranny and carry out as much maintenace yourself. You save maoney and benefit from knowing your boat and in an emergency
you most likely know how to juryrig to continue safely.
Happy lead free sailin