I have both but I've only used the Harken. The few times I've gone with Ronstan I've been disappointed. Yeah, I'm a Harken bigot.
Sorry Jeff, I know it's a pretty useless reply but you never call any more, was it something I said?
Same here.I've never seen any reason to sway from Harken. From what I've heard the orbits have a more aggressive "hex" that hold well but will eat sheets. I wore the ratchet pawls out on many of the old Ronstan smart ratchets.