For us inland water
sailors and non Racers...I like the advice
you got on replacing it wire by wire...I have done this before, as well as my running rigging
on other boats this way.
On our current boat
I made the decision to replace the forestay as long as we were unsteped...as it is the hardest to get at once the roller furling
foils are on..Next year it will be the back stay...The following years both main mast
shrowds...then the lowers...etc..ect ..On to the Mizzen as the years pass.
Quick simpel and not hard on your pocket book...Do your Running rigging
the same way...I find nothing wears out the same on boats...no need to go replacing everything all at once if you dont want to.
With regard to dickering the price
...any thing thats forsale is up for dickering for any reason..to think otherwise is to forever have your boat for sale
Anybody want a Sea Ray
? Dicker away!