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|05-12-2009 09:34 PM|
Originally Posted by nk235 View Post
So should we all be replacing our roller furlings long before catastophic failure ocurrs? If so, when would that be?
And wouldn't this replacement policy apply to everything else? What's the expected lifespan of a mast? Mine is 35 years old.
|05-12-2009 09:20 PM|
Yes, Yes. We don't need it and it takes away from the value of the exchanges.
|05-12-2009 08:40 PM|
Originally Posted by jimq26 View Post
Incidentally, I find it hard to believe that some posters get so hot under the collar about a ****in' furler. Get a life, guys!!
|05-12-2009 07:27 PM|
I looked at Alado but didn't like the external halyards.
Other than that, it has a good reputation in our neck of the woods (26 to 34 ft).
I ended up with CDI because of the internal halyard. When beating, I didn't need the extra noise of a flapping halyard the full length of the forestay.
|05-12-2009 04:40 PM|
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.
|05-12-2009 03:12 PM|
|noreault||I have just purchased and received an Alado. While not yet installed, so I can't comment on use, I can tell you its manufacture and quality is anything but cheesy. This is a substantial and well built product. Very well built and thought out with a minimum of moving parts to break.|
|05-12-2009 02:57 PM|
I've seen and sailed both company's products. Based on your comments here, I believe you have not seen an Alado except in pictures. Yet you feel that you have to attack them and me just because you have a favorite? I own a dog kennel in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC. Google me, and you'll be able to find me on the telephone at my job at this kennel. That is far removed from working for Alado. I am a fan of their product because I have paid for, installed and used it. I have also used Harken, and so far, it's fine. But there's no question the drum is about 1/4 the weight of the Alado drum.
|05-12-2009 01:46 PM|
|cnc33voodoo||Sure.So how long have you worked for alado?|
|05-12-2009 01:25 PM|
|05-10-2009 10:43 PM|
I've kept hank-ons on my Viking 33, a boat quite similar to yours, and I carry a No. 1, 3 and a No. 4/storm jib usually...enough to not quite fill the quarterberth. I have rigged light-line downhauls that mean I can douse my foresail faster than any furler. A couple of bungees and I fold it down at dock.
Having said that, my Profurl has yet to give me grief (but it's furling a 110% yankee jib, not a huge sail), and several "hard cruising" friends have endorsed the Schaefer units to me.
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