Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oriental, NC
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Kudos for Alado
Last week, while flying along, double reefed, in 25 knots of wind, my forestay parted. Having the mast come down in conditions like that is no fun at all. Using sheets, halyards, and cables, we were able to secure everything with a spider web of lines and motor home.
Later, at the dock, trying to organize the mess, we found everything pretty much intact. Nothing was broken (except the forestay). It all just folded together without any real damage.
Only things missing were the Windex and a small bracket from the Alado furler.
I called Dave Davenport, the Alado rep, and told him what happened, and asked if they could get me a replacement bracket. He said no problem, they would mail me one.
This morning FedEx knocked on my door. It was the bracket- shipped from the Alado factory ...in Brazil ...intl priority ...Saturday delivery ...on their nickel ...no charge to me.
What a class act! A small but very bright spot in an otherwise very bad situation.