A cruisers evalulation of Marine Gear

After 13 years of cruising and discussions over grear and supplies with other cruisers; the following gear and supplies have earned the grades shown. I have used most all of them and if any observations hve been made byare other cruisers it is so noted.

Grade A cCompanies that make a product ending up here must be able to produce a items that can take the abuse cruising demands of it and or provide a level of service that tolerates use in a marine enviornment i.e. responding to emails in less than 24 hours and / or responding politely and knowledgeably to phone calls during normal business hours. Companies that provide excellent service and support
Grade B Any company that has an exceptional product but for some reason, their service falls short. Examples would include email contacts but no responses to an email, phone contact but you end up on hold for minutes and never get to anyone that has an answer that makes sense. A company with an a good product but something is amiss
Grade C Items that in this category have some positives and negatives. With the right management or solid R and D these products would or the company would be vastly improved. I would purchase these if there is not a better quality product available or I'm only looking a some single uses and wish to soon discard the product. A lot of good and some bad. Explanations on each page
Grade D I wouldn't this product again. I'm not happy with my purchase and the life expectancy of the product was no where near the advertised talk. I was conned into or talked into purchasing this product..Never again. This is a purchase once only product.
Grade F Buy or use at your own peril. You must consider yourself a lucky person to successfully use product. Good luck if you purchase from any of these companys