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Rig Inspections

AURA undertake rig inspections of various types utilizing the following guidelines:

Standard production GRP sailing yachts with aluminium masts, stainless steel rigging operating inshore.

Wood masts with galvanised rigging

Large yachts and race yachts

Stainless steel 1 x 19 and Dyform

Rod Rigging

1. Standard cruiser / race boats

Dye penetrant testing cold forged ends at 3yrs / 25,000miles. Replacement at 6yrs / 45,000miles (or rehead if sufficient rod length available).

2. Higher spec cruisers with added safety margins in rig selection

Dye penetrant testing cold forged ends at 5yrs / 50,000miles. Replacement at 10yrs / 90,000miles if a planned and documented maintenance regime can be proven.


In addition MSES will appraise condition where records are maintained in accordance with NAVTEC guidelines.