Like Gary, the chrome on my original rigging looked like new when I had her re-rigged at 13 years old. The new rigging was from a well-respected company in England (sorry, I don't remember the name) that builds rigging for megayachts. When
the chrome started failing on the turnbuckles after 3 years, I had it inspected by Annapolis rigging. They confirmed that it was only cosmetic. They also contacted the supplier who confirmed that they had had a bad batch of chrome that year. Unfortunately,
it was out of warranty and they weren't willing to do any kind of refund.
I had a bronze turnbuckle machined locally which was not chromed. It actually looks better than the chromed turnbuckles.
Things are beginning to open up in Maryland now and Iris is starting her charter season next weekend ..with masks and as much "distancing" as possible. If all goes well with her new captains and crew, we hope to e sailing up to Maiy for July
and Aug. I hope you will be able to start moving again soon. What are your plans?