I will re-stepping the boats mast
next spring. As part of the refit
I have visually inspected all the standing rigging
. The stainless wire looks suprisingly clean. The fittings are a combination of Norseman and swages and with the excepton of one of the wisker stay swages that exibits crevice corrosion
look visually good as well. As the boat is 35 years old and I have no way of knowing if the standing rigging
has been replaced anytime in the recent past. My question is is xray inspection
of the rigging a cost effective meatod of determining if the rigging is safe. As I own all the tools to and am comfortable rereigging the boat myself I can save substatial costs of having to pay a rigger to do the work. However i don't want to just toss good rigging if not needed.