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Re: Traveler positions - pros and cons
That's true but the Garhauer I have was not expensive, is strongly built, comes with very strong fittings, has plenty of mechanical reduction (not sure exact number, maybe 10:1), AND it holds the boom up!
So this setup has the advantages that :
The mainsheet is right next to the helm, on a barney post, so it's super easy to ease in a blow. (and controlled gybes are easy)
Boom end sheeting places less load on the boom & less load on the sheet, and blocks can be smaller.
The cabin top is uncluttered. (and vs. a cockpit traveler the cockpit is uncluttered)
With the vang sheet brought back to the cockpit both adjustments are easy.
No topping lift to mess about with.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay
Last edited by MarkSF; 10-29-2012 at 03:52 PM.