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That's not a traveler...that's a mainsheet. The issue you'll have is getting the traveler high enough to clear the tiller. If you don't need a full traveler setup, then what I'd suggest for a new mainsheet setup is the following.
On the starboard side, you'd need a single block as the current setup.
On the boom you'd need a double block
On the port side, you'd need a single block with a becket.
And a cam cleat centrally mounted that leads fair to the starboard block.
Start the line at the becket, and go up through the one side of the double block, through the single block to starboard, and then back through the other side of the double block at the boom and back down to the single block with becket. The line could then be led to the centrally mounted cam cleat. This allows you to sheet the main from either side fairly easily, and gives you a 4:1 purchase, rather than the 3:1 you currently have.
You still wouldn't have a traveller.
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