Originally Posted by Mystic38
I saw a dog die..it does not mean all dogs
will die when i look at them??
So, If you are suggesting that every sailboat at aged 15 needs new standing rigging
(without any understanding of the history
or use of the boat) then your commentary does not match the reality of boats out there...just take a look around.
Actually, all dogs
will die. A 15 year old dog will die pretty soon, whether you see it or not. Shroud
failure is not something that simply never happens, either.
I do realize that most lightly sailed rigs will last well beyond 20 years. My point is more or less that eyeballing an old standing rigging
doesn't prevent a pretty wide class of catastrophic failures, so when you decide to go on "surveyor found nothing wrong with the wires", recognize that you are buying
yourself a lottery ticket. I've once upon a time run some numbers on a napkin and decided the odds were not good enough for me.