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Old 06-09-2016, 11:33   #16
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Re: When to Replace Running Rigging?

A key thing I do to save a lot of money is buy my halyards 10 feet too long. Then every year or two I cut off 1 foot of the shackle end, and tie the shackle on again. This moves all the wear points on the halyard by 1 foot. It's at the wear points that the halyard will fail, so by moving them I extend the life of the line by years and years.

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Old 06-09-2016, 11:52   #17
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Re: When to Replace Running Rigging?

Originally Posted by donradcliffe View Post
I know its cocktail hour, but the OP wants to know about RUNNING rigging, NOT standing rigging. When the running rigging gets too old, it will let you know. Replacemenbt is a DIY job for most folks.
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When it breaks. Except for halyards which is better to replace before they break.

One tip... rich racing yachts sometimes throw out near new rope at the beginning of a season. So its a year old.
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