Members' Online Book: Maintaining a Cruising Boat, Chapter 23 of 24

Designing For Dux Rope Rigging—A Paradigm Shift—Part 2

Dux is light and easy to store. Here Mia carries all of a 33' offshore boat's rigging.

Dux is light and easy to store. Here Mia carries all of a 33′ offshore boat’s rigging.

In the previous chapter, Andy explained what Dux is and suggested a bunch of cool ways we can use it on our boats, even if we don’t go the whole hog with it. In this chapter he takes a deep dive into when and how to re-rig with Dux.

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Andy Schell

Andy grew up sailing on the Chesapeake Bay (literally from the time he was in diapers). As a boy he sailed south with his family and spent the winter cruising the Bahamas. He met Mia on a backpacking trip in New Zealand in 2006, and the two have been seeking adventures together ever since. They've logged almost 50,000 bluewater miles and have crossed the Atlantic a combined seven times. Andy and Mia share the joys of offshore sailing with others on their Swan 48 "Isbjorn" and through Andy's phenomenally popular On The Wind Podcast.

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