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Adding mid-boom sheeting and traveller

Right now the main has two aft attachments, and the sheet terminates in the cockpit in front of the wheel. There is no traveller.

I was wondering if anyone has added mid-boom sheeting and a traveller to their boat, and how they went about it. Where does the sheet end up for easiest access, and the two lines for the traveller?

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Can you show us some pictures? Plenty of boats have a traveller in that location and I'm a believer in end-boom sheeting and travelers in reach in cockpit. Perhaps a traveler can be adapted at the present location..

Moving sheets to mid boom requires more purchase, possible boom reinforcement and less convenient adjustment, esp with wheel steering that keeps you in the back of the boat.

There are several threads on this topic so maybe do a search and you'll get some other ideas.

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