Originally Posted by groundhog
SD, why do you say the schaefer ones are ankle biters?
Are you talking about the ones that encircle the stancheon?
Did you read the linked thread where I discussed the various options available and explained why I swapped out our old Schaeffer leads, i.e. because they were "ankle biters"?
I think the photo immediately above (from my boat) clearly demonstrates the problem.
I was referring to the old style more so than the newer outboard "Clear Step" version by Schaeffer (i.e. the ones that "encircle the stanchion"). But I still think the Harken OSLBAs have an advantage in that they really do not protrude inboard of the stanchions, minimizing the possibility of clipping ankles.