Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
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Re: Leather Disgrace
I purchased a pair of "helmsman" gloves from WM, I don't recall the actual brand but it was on of the big ones (not WM), for Autumn sailing. The leather fingers actually disintegrated in less than a season. And when I say season, I mean a couple of months. It was laughable. I was gonna take them back but instead just cut the leather fingers off at the knuckle (the glove's, not mine) and used them as regular old sailing gloves for a couple more years before I lost one. Stupid.
As with anything 'marine grade' = marine price = good luck with the quality.
1999 CATALINA 36 MKII