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Trade my Loos PT-2 for your Loos PT-1?

I have a like-new Loos PT-2 tension gauge. My broker/friend gave it to me because his father retired from sailing and sold his Catalina 270. Unfortunately my Catalina 250 is rigged with 5/32" wire, which requires the Loos PT-1 gauge. The PT-2 is designed for 3/16"-1/4" wire, with a stiffer spring appropriate for the higher tensions that this wire can support.

I hope that there may be someone here who has upgraded to a larger boat who may have a PT-1 and be looking for a PT-2. If so, I am your man.

Please only reply if you have the Loos Professional series gauge (PT-1). I am not interested in their regular 91A tension gauge.

I can supply pics of the gauge to help you verify its pristine condition. It will help if you do the same.

For those of you who don't know whether you have the PT version, here is a stock photo from the Loos website:

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The deal with sailingdog fell through, because he has the same PT-2 that I do. So my PT-2 is still available to anyone with a PT-1 who would like to upgrade to a PT-2 for $20.
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I'd point out that most retailers are selling the two for only about a $5 price differential from what I've seen.
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Not to hijack your thread, but if anyone has a PT-3 gauge, and wants the PT-2, I would be willing to swap.

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I'd point out that most retailers are selling the two for only about a $5 price differential from what I've seen.
I was seeing $20 differential. Could you send me a link to the retailers you are referring to? I may want to go ahead and pick up the PT-1 there.
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Defender has the PT1 for $94 and the PT2 for $105, SBO has them for 99 and 104, etc... not a $20 price difference...
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Defender has the PT1 for $94 and the PT2 for $105, SBO has them for 99 and 104, etc... not a $20 price difference...
Not all of them "have them." Some are backordered. I had seen $20 price difference at the first few sites I saw, so priced it accordingly. But since it's available elsewhere for lower difference, I need to match that, so I'll offer an even trade.

I need to move quickly on this. My rig needs tuning and I have hit the limit of what I can do by "feel." So I'll offer an even trade (my PT-2 in exchange for someone else's like-new condition PT-1) for a couple more days, after that I'll have to buy a PT-1 and keep the PT-2 for future boats.
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I need to move quickly on this. My rig needs tuning and I have hit the limit of what I can do by "feel."
You don't need to do it by feel. You can accomplish what you want, easily, by simply measuring wire stretch. I would've gone that way, myself, except the mast comes down each fall and goes back up each spring, so having a Loos gauge made sense.

(I don't recall more than about a $10 differential between the different Loos Pro gauges, either, but that was better than a year ago, so perhaps I mis-remember.)

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