I have nothing but good to say about them.
Half of the gear on my boat is Lewmar
, some stuff is custom, (experimental), like my traveller, the rest is Harken
I have contacted them in their office in Connecticut several times, and they are absolutely professional and help a lot.
During the time of the old sailnet, I bought several stuff from Sailnet that arrived broken. In the mean time sailnet went bankrupt and no one would answer the phones..I contacted Lewmar
and got the parts sent, for free, and didn't even have to return the broken ones.
I have contacted them in England and Portugal..Alllways same quality service. And if you know what you want as far as blocks, gear etc. and size it right, it's the best material in the World.
What I only buy from them:
, only Lewmar
...(after having HArken
on 2 boats they allways stripped, so no thank you)
High demand blocks, or blocks that get used a lot. The Lewmar
are made of metal, I only use the Race 1R series. (for hi load uses or more "critical in response" I use Harken
carbo and black magic).
Travellers...no other brand manages to make travellers like Lewmar. Period (word of experience)..
Clutches...only Lewmar also, everything else damages the lines
, including Harken
. Spinlock etc. not on my boat. However, the jaw cleats
I only use Harken
is Lewmar, a gift form the old sailnet...so far so good..but it gets little use anyway.