Re: Testing standing rigging and bent anchors
Hi Anne and John:
What you are describing is dye penetrant testing and is a standard type
of NDT (non-desctructive testing) for cracks in metals. For a quick
description see :
Kits for doing DPT can be purchased from many different suppliers
just by googling up fluorescent dye penetrant testing kits.
The process would be a little tedious especially at the top of the
mast, but would be easily performed with the terminals removed.
Inspection under 10 X magnification also aids in picking up very