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Old 03-29-2013
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Re: Shopping for rope clutches...

The safe working load of a Lewmar D1 is 1100lbs, a D2 is 2650lbs, and a Garhauer is 1000lbs. How is the Garhauer comparable to a D2? I don't think that weight is the useful way to compare, Garhauer equipment is almost always heavier than what is competing with since it is made with heavier materials (more stainless, less composites). That doesn't make it engineered for higher loads.
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Re: Shopping for rope clutches...

Well I put a Garhauer 4-way clutch in last year, for the reefing tack and clew lines. They are subject to a fair amount of stress sailing in "the slot", but so far no problems at all, including releasing under load. Their clutches just work.

I also used a Garhauer 4 way deck organiser, 2 snatch blocks, and 4 stand-up blocks. No problems with any of it.

They seem to really over-build for the rated load - a strategy that works for me, maybe not for racing dinghies.
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Re: Shopping for rope clutches...

I have two double Garhauer clutches. They are built hell for stout and operate silky smooth.
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Re: Shopping for rope clutches...

ooops, That would be halyards not sheets! for the above post. I do nto use clutches for the sheets.

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