Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Western MA & Maine
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Thanks for all the replies. A few notes.
A vendor (pyacht) that sells both Harken & Lewmar said Harken because much quicker on parts etc. which seems to follow my stated experience with Lewmar.
I too am a big Garhauer fan. I have their rigid vang and genoa lead car system but, as someone alluded to, their traveller is quite bulky. Also now that they are also selling through vendors, it looks like their prices have come up so thay are not so radically less than the Harken.
Large benefit to Harken & Lewmar is the mounting system, do not have to precisely locate bored holes as bolts, thru plates, adjust in grooves on underside of beam track.
I have not had luck posting photos on this forum but will email a photo if you wish. I think it's best to contact me through my listing here rather that me putting the address in the forum & risking even more spam.
Change out would not be until June @ earliest, if even this year, because I live 350 miles away and get there too infrequently. This work stuff gets in the way of everything.