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post #3 of Old 12-31-2012
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Re: Spectre rope

I assume you mean "Spectra", which is an identical product to the aforementioned Dynex Dux.

I did a calculation for my old boat regarding using Dyneema/Spectra/Dynex for standing rigging rather than wire and the costs were surprisingly close. The synthetic rigging cost more per running foot, but the fittings are much cheaper than those for wire.

What you will need to take into account is line creep, but apart from that I see mainly advantages for standing rigging. I examined a big Catana which had converted to Dynex and was very impressed and the weight savings were amazing.


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