Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
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Just purchased and replaced my 19 y.o genoa cars with this system last fall. They are great! The cars alone are phenomenal, byt the easyglide system makes it very easy to use, even in heavy winds with a bit too much sail up. The only problem I had was that I initially used too small a line for the adjuster, and in heavy winds the rope slipped in the clutch a little bit. Went up to a 1/4" line and works fine. My 100# wife can easily adjust them from the cockpit. Garhauer makes the car body to fit your track, so if the current trask is fine, just give them the specifications and they will fit your track. I did that with an old Lewmar system and it fits perfectly. Nice roller bearing (top and bottom) cars.
As you may know, Gaurhauer equipment is often heavier than some of the other major manufacturers. I happen to like that the blocks and cars are slightly "overbuilt" and a little heavier, though some of my racing buddies insist that that extra 6 oz makes a difference in winning or loosing a race.... doubt it. Highly recommended.
If you want picture, PM me and I can take some when I am at the boat.
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward