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Bada windlasses from Whittworths

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Created by Seebreasy73 A week ago, 9 Aug 2019
Seebreasy73
QLD, 326 posts
9 Aug 2019 7:26AM
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Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Bada windlasses from Whittworths Marine. Not much info on these out there, besides being a Chinese product.

LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
9 Aug 2019 9:09AM
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Being Chinese I hope you don't expect to be able to buy parts for it in 12 months unless you can identify the brand that was copied and hope that it is a faithful reproduction.
There is a reason that they are only half the price of a nearly identical looking Lewmar.

Bada www.whitworths.com.au/bada-highspeed-windlass-above-deck-6mm

Lewmar www.whitworths.com.au/lewmar-pro-series-700-windlass-6mm

termite
NSW, 267 posts
9 Aug 2019 10:55AM
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I bought one from another supplier that was supposed to be a Muir but turned up looking exactly like the Bada and had some badly photocopied Muir info sheets. It fully fried itself in about 7 months and could not get any warranty. Bought a Lewmar from Whitworths and it goes really well.

sirgallivant
NSW, 1433 posts
Tuesday , 13 Aug 2019 1:29PM
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I forced myself off anything Chinese, if possible, in recent years.
I am fed up with their evil minded aggressive attitude towards the world.

I believe, to appease aggression and evil is to connive at a greater aggression and greater evil later on.
If we fail to deal with the aggressor they will be even more encouraged than they are already to nibble away with more and more acts of aggression in what is left of a free world.

Yara
NSW, 866 posts
Tuesday , 13 Aug 2019 1:54PM
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LooseChange said..
Being Chinese I hope you don't expect to be able to buy parts for it in 12 months unless you can identify the brand that was copied and hope that it is a faithful reproduction.
There is a reason that they are only half the price of a nearly identical looking Lewmar.

Bada www.whitworths.com.au/bada-highspeed-windlass-above-deck-6mm

Lewmar www.whitworths.com.au/lewmar-pro-series-700-windlass-6mm


Many times the reason for poor performance is in the choice of materials. The average punter has no way of telling the quality of metals and other materials until they fail. The cheap product can look exactly like the quality product.

Then there is poor design, where a weak component fails and you have to junk the whole thing.
Overall, buying cheap ends up bad for the environment, wasting resources, and probably costs more than if you had invested in quality in the first place.

LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
Tuesday , 13 Aug 2019 4:46PM
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Yara said..

LooseChange said..
Being Chinese I hope you don't expect to be able to buy parts for it in 12 months unless you can identify the brand that was copied and hope that it is a faithful reproduction.
There is a reason that they are only half the price of a nearly identical looking Lewmar.

Bada www.whitworths.com.au/bada-highspeed-windlass-above-deck-6mm

Lewmar www.whitworths.com.au/lewmar-pro-series-700-windlass-6mm



Many times the reason for poor performance is in the choice of materials. The average punter has no way of telling the quality of metals and other materials until they fail. The cheap product can look exactly like the quality product.

Then there is poor design, where a weak component fails and you have to junk the whole thing.
Overall, buying cheap ends up bad for the environment, wasting resources, and probably costs more than if you had invested in quality in the first place.


Exactly, I'm too poor to be able to afford cheap crap.

G30ff0
NSW, 125 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 7:28AM
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Shop around, I got a lewmar from a NZ online site about 30% cheaper then from WW. I figured the hassle of warranty would be about the same if it was required



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