Was it Suncor or was it Blue Wave being tested by Practical Sailor? Here is a copy of the email
and reply I sent to Blue Wave:
I plan to buy the Suncor branded Blue Wave quick attach fitting for my 42' ketch
. They have a warning that they are not recommended for use on standing rigging for yachts over 19'. Since they are made under license
to the same specifications as Blue Wave quick attach fittings, I find this puzzling, as you make no such recommendation. Can you confirm that your quick attach fitting are suitable for use with standing rigging on larger yachts, and that Suncor make their fittings to the same standard as Blue Wave?
Thank you,Jim Thom
Reply from Blue Wave:
Thank you for your E-mail, I can confirm that our Blue Wave swageless fittings are suitable for use with standing rigging and meet the break loads stated in our material/catalogues.We even have a Lloyds approval for this!
Having said this, I find it puzzling that you have the information, that the quick attach fittings by Suncor are made under a license
from us, this information is not right. He then went on to say that only Blue Wave in Denmark
produce the Blue Wave fittings - anything else is a copy.