Originally Posted by SloopJonB
Leaving a couple of cases of beer on the dock will save the same weight.
Well you just sold me on lightweight gear.
My local west marine guy (the only one in the store that I trust, and someone I race with) told me that at his store they get more broken and returned lewmar gear than all the other brands combined.
I have access to a pretty good discount (like 40%) on gear at another store, and even with that discount Garhauer and Harken were a wash with price. Went with Garhauer and I am REALLY impressed with it's fit, finish, and construction. Unibody steel, where lewmar has screws and multiple pieces for example.
I also have a harken cruising furler and love it.