Ocean crossing in MarineTalk Posted 20 hours ago 8 hours ago, Fogg said: I thought the whole point of setting up your rigging correctly is to ensure that if the rig is overloaded and ‘wants’ to drop the weakest link is your standing rigging not the boat? In other words the mast can fall without ripping your boat apart too? Hence when I’ve explored upgrading or ‘oversizing’ my rigging I’ve always been advised against it by pro riggers. Yep and on our cat either the rig falling over or the boat tipping over is kind of coin toss once the load gets to that point. Maybe why the resident engineer gets a bit edgy when half the rudder is out of the water?