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Traveler setup?

How does this traveler work? It is currently one continuous line but I cannot seem to stop and control it where I want to. Should it be two separate lines or different threading? Name is Amioto... Thanks
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Re: Traveler setup?

It should work with either a continuous line or individual ones, but you'll need a couple of cleats, one near either end, to lock the traveler car in place. Don't recognize the brand, and the picture's a bit grainy and I don't see any of the cleats you'd need.. but the PO may have led them to something more convenient to the helm??.... It almost looks like there might be a black plastic clam cleat on the inside coaming in the aft corner???
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Re: Traveler setup?

Thanks faster. Nothing on the coaming. You are seeing the auto helm head holder. Strange but with current setup and both clam ends locked down tight I can still slide the car by hand. Seems something is amiss. Boat is first boat and new to me.

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Re: Traveler setup?

Like Faster wrote, all you need are a set of cam, jam or horn cleats near each end of the the traveler. Your set up does not give you much leverage against a loaded up main sail.
This is what we did to our existing traveler track to make it functional.

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Re: Traveler setup?

After zooming in it looks like the lines come out thru cam cleats. If it still moves while locked down I would guess it's a threading issue?
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Re: Traveler setup?

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After zooming in it looks like the lines come out thru cam cleats. If it still moves while locked down I would guess it's a threading issue?
I agree on what looks like cam cleats under the track where the control lines exit. Perhaps the teeth or springs on the cams are simply worn out.
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Re: Traveler setup?

Roger that... Clam cleats on each end. But like I said even when locked down at bothwends I can slide the car even by hand... I agree a threading issue but not sure how to change it...
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Re: Traveler setup?

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Roger that... Clam cleats on each end. But like I said even when locked down at bothwends I can slide the car even by hand... I agree a threading issue but not sure how to change it...
It is really hard to see how the rope is lead in your pic, perhaps if you have a larger image?

So you are saying that even though the rope is cleated on both ends, and does not move, the car can still move?
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Re: Traveler setup?

If the car still slides when both ends of the traveler are cleated then the line is not attached (firmly tied) to the car, or the cleats are not working.
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Re: Traveler setup?

The cleats are working. The rope does not slide inside the cleats Itthink Ineed a nbetter picture so you all can see the threading. Rope does not attach in fixed way to car. It presently just wraps around single blocks twice each side. Let me take a better pic tomorrow.
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