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Old 07-09-2011
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Thanks for the reply Rob. You're right. The traveler for the first boats with a tiller was located on what might be called an extension of the cockpit coamings at the rear of the cockpit. And what your owner did has been done by many others. But your traveler sits on top of the seat (level) and just aft of the bridge deck. The one I'm describing lay immediately in front of the pedestal, just aft of the cockpit seat hatches and inletted into the seat so that the top of the traveler was the same height as the seat top. And so that had to be molded that way by the factory. Which again makes it so unusual, because it couldn't have been a run of one and yet I've never seen such an arrangement on any other 30 and I've seen a lot of them. I was hoping that someong that used to work for C&C would see my posting and perhaps they will still. I thought there used to be a place for such on the C&C Photo Album site but don't see it now. Actually, C&C on some of the later 30's did place a short traveler just in front of the pedestal and low, but which traversed only the opening between the seats. And that can work if one has a good solid vang which also works better with the later models which raised the boom up a foot. If you should run across one like my old one, I hope you'll keep me in mind. In the meantime, when you sell yours, how'd you like to buy a lovely 86Cal33, full race with all the bells and whistles? Regards, David Nichol Newport News, Virginia
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