Dux Design Philosophy - A Paradigm Shift

 

Where wire is sized according to its breaking strength—taking into account a boat’s righting moment and the forces exerted on its rig, plus a safety factor—Dux is sized according to how much it Stretches.  Stretch is really what you are concerned about, as long as it doesn't break.  Shrouds that are too stretchy will allow the mast to move in the wind, where holding the mast firmly will allow that wind energy to move the boat faster, more efficiently.  When sized correctly Dux is usually 2 to 5 times stronger than the steel it is replacing in any application.