Originally Posted by barnakiel
On the less "philosophical" vane, some Bavarias seem to suffer in the rigging department. I have seen very many rig failures, sometimes twice at the same point.
So my advice is to pull the stick out, review all fittings, replace all old fittings and rigging. Tune the rig well before the crossing.
Good advice. The truth is that most don't follow the manufacturers indications in what regards rigging maintenance
. I have a 7 year old boat and that's the time to make a proper rig inspection
. Some insurance
companies demand a new rig each 7 years. I mean they don't say nothing but they will not pay, if it breaks, if that is not done.
Many would assume that a 10 year old boat has just a rig in perfect conditions. Maybe yes, maybe not, but not certainly one that I took over the Atlantic without a complete inspection
and I mean X rays or that stuff that changes color if a crack is found, even a microscopic one.