On many non-racing boats, the mainsheet isn't double-ended and will only have a camcleat on ONE side.
On a boat with a transom hung rudder and tiller, you generally can't have a traveler for the mainsheet, since any mainsheet with a single attachment point that is end-boom attached would interfere with your ability to steer with the tiller. If you modified the boat to mid-boom sheeting, which usually requires beefing up the boom to handle the loads or it will snap, you could probably mount a traveler on the bridgedeck or cabintop.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Last edited by sailingdog; 09-29-2008 at 07:41 AM.