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Re: Hunter B&R
To me this is a solution in search of a problem. My current boat came with a Dutchman system like you describe, a "Type A" with coated wire topping lift and two monofilament lines. In 10 years I've replaced two monofilament lines. That's it for maintenance.
You are probably right. Sometimes old is better than new.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.