Yacht spars & rigging are like all mechanical components, they need to be checked & serviced regularly due to the harsh conditions they are exposed to.
Components that need to be checked and serviced regularly are listed below:
All wire/rod/fittings/turnbuckles/tie rods/pins
Spreader take off/ spreader tips
Boom Take off /Mainsheet blocks
All sheaves & pins
All running rigging
Regular inspection & service can save thousands.