I went up the mast yesterday just to see the condition of our rigging and our mast hardware. They recommend replacing rigging after 10 years, ours is original, meaning 27 yr old, so we're taking it upon ourselves to replace our rigging. We're also looking to replace our chain plates, but overall, the condition of our mast looks good, there are only a few areas that need touch up painting. We're planning on changing each wire out one by one, with me going up and down the mast. We're thinking swage upper terminals, and mechanicals at the bottom, but we're not positive yet if we want to invest in the mechanicals or to just swage it all. We're torn between making the investment; it'll be smarter in the long run to have mechanicals because we can inspect the wire more thoroughly, or to just be economical and swage it all (trying to prioritize our budget). If only our bank accounts were bottomless....
|I look so little...|
|Moitessier looks so little :)|