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Old 09-29-2008
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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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