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how to rig this traveler.

The boat is new to us, and IK have never used a traveler like this.

Heading out tomorrow, and cold really use some help on how to rig this.

It is like one of those puzzles, that once you know the answer, seems obvious.

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: how to rig this traveler.

Without seeing the whole system, I'd say two single control lines.

The port control line is secured at the port end of the traveller track, then runs thru the center pair of blocks, entering from ahead, then passes thru the port camcleat where it is cleated. Put a stopper knot in the tail.

Ditto for the starboard line.

Designed to be trimmed from windward side.
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Re: how to rig this traveler.

That sounds like as good a way as any without seeing the whole system.

It is a strange traveler car! What make is it? Do you have a larger pic? It doesn't seem to allow for anything more than a 2:1 purchase!
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Re: how to rig this traveler.

It's a Harken on a Seaward 25.
It was originally rigged with a continous line. I used the boat for a couple days last year, boughrt new line, and feel like an idiot because I can't remember how to thread it.

IT was simple, and worked. There are a number of odd things about how this boat is rigged- I am learning as I go.

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Re: how to rig this traveler.

Definitely need a better photo. What you have there is not rigged correctly. I don't think the same line would be running directly from one jam cleat to the other.
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Re: how to rig this traveler.

If it was rigged with a continuous line then it was not made to haul to windward of the centerline of the boat. Is there a block in the middle? The ends of the lines end up at the cleats.
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Re: how to rig this traveler.

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It's a Harken on a Seaward 25.
It was originally rigged with a continous line. I used the boat for a couple days last year, boughrt new line, and feel like an idiot because I can't remember how to thread it.

IT was simple, and worked. There are a number of odd things about how this boat is rigged- I am learning as I go.

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Huh. It doesnt look like any Harken car I have seen. Maybe its just the pic that throwing me off!
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Re: how to rig this traveler.

I know this is late, but thanks for the responses. Just got back from a month on the boat. A friend helped me figure it out. Once it is rigged, it appears obvious. While it could be done with two separate lines, there would be more loose rope. There is only a 2-1 mechanical advantage, but given the size of the rig, I was able to adjust it under all conditions.

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Re: how to rig this traveler.

Thanks for the follow-up... one comment... I'd probably make that loop a fair bit longer, so that adjustments can be made in fewer short pulls... you would still avoid loose ends. Perhaps down to the sole and back as a minimum, but ideally you should be able to adjust the traveller while sitting to windward.. ie tiller in one hand and sheet or traveller line in the other.
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Re: how to rig this traveler.

yeah definitely the loop will have to be much longer. You have the right idea but it is not much use to you if you can't adjust it from your upwind helming position. One benefit of the continuous line is that you can uncleat the leeward side while sitting on the windward side without having to reach down for the other rope which will inevitably be right down on the low side!
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