Im not attacking you or alado.
I have been reviewing all available products prior to final purchase and make my statements based on what I have researched.
I did not say it was an inferior product.I have never seen one in person and have nothing to base my opinion on other than the above pic.
But since you brought it up, going off the pic above (the only one I have ever seen) the drum casting looks like crap, it looks like it was painted with a spray can, and im still trying to figure out what all the ropes are for, hence the fromage.It LOOKS like it was made in someones garage.
I wouldnt base my opinion on weight, I would be more concerned on the types of metals/materials used and the companies reputation.Sometimes lighter is better.
What I did say is no local marine stores carry their product.that was all I needed to know about alado.
I would never purchase a product that has no local support.
I currently own a furling system that I have had to order parts through the mail for and thats was total b.s I dont want to go through again.
But thanks for the autobiography, it was nice getting to know you.
Enjoy your new boat, oh, and the harken