When should I consider replacing my standing rigging? I have not had a formal rigging inspection done, but I have had a professional rigger tell me that my rig is original. That means that it is over 30 years old on my 1973 E-27. To me the rig looks and seems strong outside of some light rust stains where the stays and shrouds meet the turn buckles. The rigger told me that the standing rigging should be changed on all boats every eight to ten years because the stainless cables get brittle. I would like to hear other thoughts on the matter.