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post #13 of Old 07-25-2013
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Re: Harken VS Lewmar

Me feels BS is in here disCUSSing steel vs other hull materials for boats......

ALL of the products are good, one can also add Goiot/Amiot a French manufacture if you have older Jeanneau/Beneteau boats from the 80's.

Another thing to look at or figure out, some of the SS on some is not as good as others. Had Ronstan parts for my spin, the clip would stretch under load, along with under the load rating. Meanwhile a MUCH higher priced Wichard has not had any issues. Not saying that Ronstan is bad, but in some cases, one gets what one pays for.

I do admit, I have replaced a lot of my original Goiot/Amiot parts with Harken. One due to the light wt, not that on a 28' cruise race style boat 10 lbs of deck gear is worth it. I do like that Harken where needed has ball bearing sheaves vs solid. Both styles of sheaves also have the places, hence why I have both styles.


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