In 1999 I purchased a 1974 28í
(Offshore) Cheoy Lee in need of
complete restoration. Having much more time than disposable income
for this project, I very carefully shopped the marketplace when
it came to making any major equipment purchases. After spending
two years and over $35,000.00, $10,000 more than my original budget on my Dream
Boat, it came time to order a headsail reefing and roller furling
system. I was appalled at the ridiculously high prices that were
asked by the major well-known manufacturers.
almost by accident, I discovered Alado Nautica.
The price for an Alado furling system to fit my boat was so unbelievably
inexpensive by comparison, I had some doubts about its
quality. After getting reassurances from the factory I decided to order a system. Like
advertised, the system arrived in exactly four days, via FEDEX.
Upon opening it, I was amazed at how beautiful and well made it
was. The foils shined like quick silver. All of the pieces fit
together with machine shop precision. It was impressive.
installing the system, which by the way, required no great intellect
it was extremely simple to do, I began putting it to the test.
I soon found reefing or furling in 25 to 30 plus winds to be a
piece of cake. The system exceeded my every expectation. So much
so, I negotiated the North American distribution
rights. Thatís how impressed I am with Alado Nautica.
Nautica USA, President