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post #14 of Old 07-25-2013
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Re: Harken VS Lewmar

I've always been amused by the "light gear" mentality on boats. If one was to compare a 30' boat completely outfitted with the heaviest brand of gear to the same boat fitted with the lightest brand of gear, what would the weight savings be? 200 or 300 Lbs max?

I think it is particularly nuts with winches. The weight difference between an all S/S winch and one with an aluminium drum is insignificant - a few Lbs on even big 3 speeders - but the S/S one will outlast your grandchildren whereas YOU will probably have to replace the alloy one, at the well known great expense.

Leaving a couple of cases of beer on the dock will save the same weight.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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