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mainsheet system for daysailer

I am trying to breath new life into an older Bristol Corinthian 19 - obvious from the model, performance is not the highest priority. The original mainsheet system was based on a line controlled car on a stainless rail. it is bent an beat up beyond recovery.

I have not really sailed in 20 years and this is my first sailboat - suggestions, direction and advice welcome around:
  • Should I replace this with near original hardware - If so, where can this be found?
  • Should I buy a simple but modern traveler?
  • Should I step backwards with a simple triangle (Crosby?) system?

What are the advantages of each of these options?
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Original Corinthian Mainsheet Traveler

Here is a photo of what I believe is the original traveler on a 1966 Corinthian (#151). Just bought the boat. Also, the original Corinthian was apparently sold without a boom vang, so having the traveler probably helps a bit to get better downforce on the boom when its out.
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thanks.

I may have a buyer for the boat and am pretty sure a smaller racing dinghy will work better for me.

but it does look like I've got all the parts for the original (with a badly bent rod/hanger) but I may go even simpler as dylanwinter1 suggested for now.

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