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Harken Lead Cars on 1 Inch Track?

I currently have one inch track on my boat. Has anyone used Harken lead cars on such track with any success? It seems garhauer and schaefer are the only manufacturers of hardware in English vs. metric size.
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The Garhauer blocks give you more strength for less than half the cost of the comparable Harken blocks, you should declare victory and get a set. Garhauer offers a nice twin sheet genoa block not shown in the catalog that has worked very well for us, like everything Garhauer.

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I second the Garhauer referral. The twin Genoa lead blocks I bought 3 seasons ago, are stronger and were 1/3 the cost (boat show special) of the original Shaefer lead blocks they replaced. The Garhauer sheaves are also constructed of anodized aluminum, vs Shaefer's which were nylon (or some other plastic material).
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