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Old 06-14-2006
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I bought an Alado for my Santana 35, and it works reasonably well. It is certainly the least expensive available, and that makes all the difference. The instructions are poor and you have to be able to figure out a lot of the installation yourself. On the other hand, you can install it yourself without too much trouble, and it is simple enough that I believe it will be trouble free (to the forestay) for a number of years. I can also roll the foresail up without the use of a winch, but to make it tight enough for the UV cover to completely cover the sail, I need to use a little winch power. I recommend the Alado also, because of the price and because of the simplicity, but be prepared to make adjustments to the initial installation until you are happy with it.
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