Regular replacement of sailboat standing rigging is recommended for the safety and integrity of your mast. Wire and rod rigging have inspection and replacement intervals that should be adhered to, particularly prior to any long distance voyage. Corrosion can affect any stay, shroud, turnbuckle, furler, or other aloft hardware that is essential to your masts integrity. If you are unsure of the last time your standing rigging was replaced it is time to address your rig. Bennett Brothers Yachts rigging staff can inspect and recommend replacements for your sailboat.