I Spent a big pot of money
replacing the 25 year old rod rigging on my boat. In doing my research
I found that the 1980's vintage rod rigging had some problems that could cause mast
failure and sometimes your insurance will not cover your mast
if the rigging is that old. You can also have the rigging "reheaded" b/c the problem was in the bends of the rigging and ifyou rehead it that thakes care of the problem.
Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness