Originally Posted by barnakiel
Wire is dead, except for a traditionally designed GRP monohull
I have no intention of hijacking this thread. I will just give some facts.
A Westsail 32 was just fully outfitted, even the bowsprit
and boomkin. (it will be at the Annapolis
boat show) All Dynex Dux and Colligo fittings by Brian Duff.
A 56' Schooner in Chesapeake save 600 lbs. from his rig using dynex dux. Brion Duff rigger.
A 33' Ranger
was done entirely in Dux using turnbuckles. By traditionalist Brion Toss (who was rigging
another big wooden mono this weekend with Dux) The Ranger
owner is thrilled.
A new race/cruise boat done in Argentinian in Dux, another on the way.
A 1936 wooden sloop
done entirely in Dux. The boat owner is a rigger. He reports taking up one turn on his top turnbuckles in one year. His story is here.
These are all facts. I listened to a presentation by Brion Toss this weekend in Port Townsend Wood Boat show
. He said, when discussing rigging
(and boats) You are all entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.
of Brion Toss looking through a new Colligo eye.....
Brion Toss Yacht Riggers, Sailboat Rigging
Spliced to Dynex Dux...a whole new way of looking at it. It is going on a 48' wooden Mono "Island Girl" bound for the pacific in just a few days