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post #1 of Old 09-24-2006 Thread Starter
dwbecker
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What is the point of a traveller?

I am obviously new to sailing. I have asked this question several times and can't seem to get an answer.

When I ask the purpose of a traveller, I am told it is used to depower the main. While I understand that concept, I don't see why Sheeting out the main shee will not accomplish the same thing. Why would someone move the traveller rather than sheet out the main sail?
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