Re: Testing standing rigging and bent anchors

amelliahona <no_reply@...>

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
tiny cracks.

Regards, Gary

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