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Re: Any Cal 22 Owners?
Instead of moving the traveler, have you considered the possibility of leaving it where it is and re-locating the traveler's controls? You could put much longer control lines on the traveler, and use turning blocks and deadeyes to lead the lines forward to wherever you sit in the cockpit. The line could be terminated, on each side of the cockpit, at a deadeye and a cleat. Then, while seated forward, near the companionway, you could adjust or play the traveler without having to reach back to the transom.
But, as an alternative suggestion, I had a 25' boat with a transom mounted traveler similar to yours and was able to use it very efficiently simply by developing some techniques that made it easier for me. Lots of boats have transom mounted travelers, and people learn to use them. One of their advantages is that, if people sit forward in the cockpit, they don't have to worry about being clotheslined by the mainsheet when you gybe.