I have never used Blue Wave but have used STA-LOKs many years. And when I read the blurb on Blue Wave it doesn't give me that warm, fuzzy feeling of safety
: 2 things
1. It can immediately reduce wire strength. Then you use the boat and the wire begins to deteriorate.
2.This one scares me. It must be re-tightened. So your rigger puts all new rigging
on your yacht and does he tell you that you have to climb up to the top of your mast and re-tighten the terminals after you've been sailing? So now we have 15% plus (i don't know, can it just quietly slide out?)
Quotes from the 2 companies:
“After the first dynamic load the terminal MUST be tightened again.
When assembling swageless terminals the breaking strength of the cable used will be reduced by 0-15%”
No mention of re-tightening
“The Sta-Lok terminal will work under a constant loading and variable shock loading, making it stronger than the wire rope
I personally am happy to stay with STA-LOK. Just my 2 cents worth.