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Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

Hi All,

The new slip we're in has your standard arrangement for cleats on the dock. Our Traveler has your basic stern and bow cleats. The 31' boat in a 32' slip just fits and all the dock lines have a forward direction for tie up. This is not an issue untill the tide goes out and the prevailing wind is coming from the wrong direction. Then I have nothing to prevent the boat from moving forward in the slip.

I have seen spring line arrangements through genoa traveler car points, around stancheons, etc., but saw the neatest one yesterday. A genoa traveler car with a cleat on it. I haven't been able to find just a traveler car with nothing on it except the lock. Has anyone seen something like this?

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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

Not sure exactly what you're describing, but we have these genoa traveler cleats on each side for our spring lines.
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

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Not sure exactly what you're describing, but we have these genoa traveler cleats on each side for our spring lines.
EXACTLY! Beautifull... $150? Yikes.
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EXACTLY! Beautifull... $150? Yikes.
All it takes is $$$$$$$
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

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EXACTLY! Beautifull... $150? Yikes.
They're on sale for $64 at Defender right now ($81 normally).

I've had them on our boat since '08. They work great and still look new.

Schaefer Stainless Steel Mid-Rail Chock / Cleat - 6-1/2" Long

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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

You could always buy standard cleats and install them. I haven't tried these, so I can't vouch for their strength, etc.:
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

Look at THAT! Jim just saved you almost $100/cleat! Heck, you can now afford to buy at least 4!
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

Those are intended for jib car tracks. Travelers are made to handle a side load, not a fore-aft load.
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

The problem with midships cleats is that jib sheets can tend to hang up on them in during a tack, often requiring returning to the other tack to resolve the hang.

A good feature is to have a bail that pops up to shield the cleat, or to install permanent fold down cleats.
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

I'd be a little concerned using jib track cleats for dock lines. I suppose spring lines are primarily fore and aft forces but if they encounter side to side forces that's not what the track is designed for.

That said, it is a nice way to add cleats without drilling holes in your boat.
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