Anyone with a Hathaways Galerider with some use on it, please be aware that if its been out of use awhile, to please inspect the swage under the rim cover stitching. If you find a lot of white powder beware, your swage has likely deteriorated to the point of possible failure. Its well worth a call to Hathaways and they are very helpful and will work with you to get it refurbished and back up to snuff.
Our Galerider which we last used in big seas in 1992 saved our butts and since we are heading out again, we had it inspected, and Wes Oliver of Hathaways guided us thru the upgrade process. They can also advise and even do custom rode
but well worth it.