Dux stays

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Mike Inman, Nov 4, 2018.

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  1. Mike Inman
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    Mike Inman Junior Member

  2. tspeer
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    I went with Dux when I replaced the shrouds on my trimaran. For me, the most critical problem with wire is not knowing the condition of the wire in the fittings, which is what led me to replace my stays after they'd lived 7 years in the south Texas sun. With deadeyes, there's no hidden wire that can corrode out of sight. I've been happy with the choice.
     
  3. Mike Inman
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    Mike Inman Junior Member

    I've read that - but also it seems that the overall life of the dux is considerably less than the stainless, like maybe less than half?

    Another interesting thing I've seen done is wrapping dyneema in tape (like electrical tape - not my favorite substance on earth), to protect it from UV - but this would seem to conceal the condition of the line...
     
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