CS34 New Mainsheet Traveler - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > CS Yachts
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-08-2009
Great Lakes Sailor
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 184
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
padean is on a distinguished road
CS34 New Mainsheet Traveler

I have started the process of updating my mainsheet traveler, and wondered if anyone else has done the same. I wanted a new traveler because the original Lewmar track car was supported with wheels, which are somewhat worn, making the traveler difficult to adjust for with any significant wind pressure, particularly for my wife. Using the cabin top winches is difficult without getting an override on the winch, although I guess I could have added a series of blocks to route the traveler lines lower.

I looked at several different travelers, and finally settled on the new Garhauer unit, which has a long car that will distribute the substantial force of this mid-boom traveler over a greater length, and the "no-tangle" lines are attractive given the traveler location. I also likes several others, but this was a personal choice. Unfortunately, I need to change the track for any of the new travelers I wanted, and I really want to use all the old bolt-holes through the cabin roof. Gauhauer will drill the holes to match my old track holes, so I first had to remove the track to send it in.

This project is intimidating to me because the track is mounted ahead of the companionway, and on top of the large, one-piece deck cover. Removing the track required removing the companionway rails, then removing the entire deck cover. The 4 long bolts through the cabin top were difficult to access, but not too bad. The remaining bolts could only be accessed by removing the deck cover, which I did today. The construction and support for the deck cover and traveler track is interesting.

Hopefully putting everything back together will not be too difficult, but I would welcome any advice from someone who has done this before. If I run into problems, I'll try the CSOA listserve as well, but so far, no surprises.
__________________
PDean
CS 34
Saginaw Bay, Michigan
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted S2 9.2A Mainsheet traveler info SantaSailor S2 3 05-07-2008 03:38 PM
Mainsheet traveler buddabelly Gear & Maintenance 14 11-04-2007 08:28 AM
The Perfect Traveler Sam Boyle Racing Articles 0 05-12-2004 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:49 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.