I have installed Harken, profurl and most recently an Alado on customers boats.I have got to say,the entire Alado experience from ordering to installing to using was a extremely pleasant experience,i like the way the foil sections assemble better than any other regardless of price
and its easy to instal on the boat with the existing forestay,We ordered it over the phone
and had it in hand in northern minnesota
shipped directly from Brazil
in 3 days.The customer is very happy with it after 2 seasons use but as its his first boat he has no basis for comparison.The foil extrusions are outstanding,the drum and head
fittings are castings and while the quality is fine they could have used a little more fettleing before anodising,the instructions could be a little clearer but overall i think they are exceptional value and should be maintainance and trouble free.