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near and dear to my heart
this is a subject that helped decide which boats stayed or fell off my short list (S2 some C&Cs).
there are some great boats that have travelers mounted right in the path of the companionway..now,if this isn't a problem for you..or if one mounted mid cockpit (like my old J/24..great for racing..not cruiser friendly)
my bottom line..if everybody who sails on your boat is a seasoned sailor..and doesn't mind having to deal with the space limitations of having a traveler in the cockpit..i say this is the best choice..in my situation..having a coach mounted traveler, although less convenient, and i think less effective, affords more space and comfort for less experienced sailors.
i chose comfort..YMMV
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest,second is by imitation, which is easiest,third is by experience, which is the bitterest.
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