|Internal Cam Cleat Flagpole|
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This is a really great question we get. The obvious answer is, "when they wear out." But what does that mean? Winches and cam cleats take longer. Rope or cable should be at the top of your check list. If the cable is fraying or unraveling, you can cut the cable back and re-crimp. Rope needs to be replaced. Signs of wear on the outside could mean a great deal of wear on the inside you can't see. Typically, beaded retainer rings and swivel snap hooks (except for stainless steel) wear out between 2 and 4 years. Look at how bristle quality of the snap. See if there are any beads on your retainer ring missing.
You don't need to go out to the flagpole and check the parts every morning before work. But you can't leave your parts alone for years and expect them to do they job they did when they were new.