Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
Thanked 114 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Re: should I replace my standing rigging myself
This is a perfect example of a professional not understanding new materials. Dux is wholy unsutable for sheets, and most working lines onboard because it is incredibly stiff, and requires bending radiuses more like wire than traditional line. It is however perfect for rigging, thou unlike wire which is sized for strength, Dux rigging is sized to control creep.
The Open 60's that are using Dux rigging are putting 50,000psi of hydrolic compression on their masts and it's working fine.