Yeah I figure one day I'll build a boat, something very traditional and I'll rig that with galvanized... but for my pearson I agree it would be too much of a project to switch to galvanized... chainplates, tangs, all would make fora very big project... as I replace th erigging I'll pull the chainplates which are mostly pretty accessible and give them a good inspection...
just to keep the thread going, One treatment I read about from and old naval manual said to use a mixture of 50% burnt engine oil and 50% diesel to rub down the rigging every 3 months and to each stay every year and pass it through a bath of the same mixture.
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