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how do i put back the traveller on my etap 26 as i cant find any backing plate and access is impossible
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So you're not the one that took it off I suppose?

Pictures would help, you need to have at least 10 post I believe to be able to post pics, try the joke thread or something to get your post count up

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the op had had installed one on my boat right on the step into the companionway... access by crawling into the engine compartment and sticking my hand way up there. he did not use a backing plate--just long a$$ bolts--as there were many of them. you may be able to access this area, but i would caution that after i removed mine i did not reintall it as that companionway placement was a royal PITA to constantly negotiate in and out of the cabin....

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it just pulled off in a strong breeze
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Can you post some pictures of the situation? Since it 'pulled off" clearly it was not well-installed in the first place..

Assuming it's an '80s Etap, not the newer raised cabin version (which does not appear to have a traveller) from the few pics I've been able to find it looks like a bridge deck location.

Can you at least access the under-seats area? It may be possible to reinforce the traveler bar with some square tube or someother.. and bolt it down at either end.. even if it means cutting out some strategically placed holes in a liner..(they can be bunged up later)

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i enclose photos of traveller position hope they help paddy
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It does look like you'd have access from inside the engine compartment. Does the forward end, at the companionway, open up??

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how do i put back the traveller on my etap 26 as i cant find any backing plate and access is impossible
I caught your thread this evening, and I may have an answer for you tomorrow as I am going down to my Etap 26 in the morning. I have a camera, and a See Snake with a camera and light on the end of a 3 foot flexible shaft. Also my boat was modified by the previous owner. I have a slide out cooler under the companionway step, and a door behind that which gives access to the front of the engine. So I should be able to get pictures of what is there, and how to reach it.

Unfortunately this reminds me of a friend who was an aircraft mechanic, and trying to replace the throttle cable on a Learjet. He called the factory because he was having a tough time, and they told him it was really easy to do, should only take about half an hour. Then the guy asked what was giving him trouble. He said "The damn engine is in the way!"
the response was "You didn't remove that yet?"

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thanks gary a good story hope your pictures will help paddy
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I got pictures today, but need to resize them so I can upload them

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