I've been doing some looking and narrowed the replacement field down (so far) to two horizontal contenders: Lewmar
H3 and Lofrans
Tigres. Pau Hana is an IP38, 41.5' LOA
, loaded weight close to 15 tons. Our primary anchor
is a 60# Manson Supreme on 200' of 3/8" G4 chain (about 360# total). Secondary anchor
is a Fortress
FX37 with 50' of 3/8" BBB and 175' of rode
I know the Tigres is a favorite of a lot of people, but what I'm trying to determine is if it is worth the extra $500+ that it will cost over the Lewmar
H3 (plus I can get the wireless remote
kit for free right now with the H3). One big concern is whether or not the H3 gypsy
will handle our G4 chain. Online info says that it handles 3/8" BBB, but doesn't mention G4/HT. I haven't been able to clarify that yet. The Tigres gypsy
handles 3/8" BBB and G4/HT, so that's a plus - But it doesn't include a breaker and some other incidentals/accessories like the H3.
So, any advice / recommendations? What do you have and would you get another?