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Harken sells retrofit traveler kits, including tracks that can span open space such as the cockpit...
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Fast/Yeah- I'm guessing the issue isn't in the functionality of the current system but more likely that he can't REACH the current system from the helm. I have the same issue with mine in that I can't get to the mainsheet without climbing around the wheel. You can fix it by running the sheet further outboard (than Fasters diagram) and bringing the sheet back to a secondary winch further aft in the cockpit.
Probably correct T34, but it sounds like he's got the cleat on the block at the traveler car, which makes things even more difficult, esp shorthanded. Inverting the cleat might help, but might also jeopardize an easy release.

Running the tail forward and back as you suggest will help, double end it and you've got the German system. It's certainly not practical to sail holding the sheet by hand all the time on a 30 footer; in certain conditions it's a guaranteed rope burn scenario.

I think any mainsheet system that relies on a winch is generally going to be slow to adjust/trim.

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So glad I did not move the Traveler to the cabin top on my boat.. the only thing it seems to help is to de-clutter of the companion way step not to mention cabin top travs are so very short in travel.no wonder the main sheet is needed more.

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So glad I did not move the Traveler to the cabin top on my boat.. the only thing it seems to help is to de-clutter of the companion way step not to mention cabin top travs are so very short in travel.no wonder the main sheet is needed more.
I think you might be jumping to conclusions there. All boats are different. My boat originally had a traveler in the cockpit. It was changed to mid boom sheeting and moved to the coachroof where the traveler is now 3x longer than the original.

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I am with you T34C. Since I no longer race I prefer it on the coachtop. It alllows for a binim and dodger combo...full enclosure. The track is longer as you said. No guest is accident tripping it or tripping over it in the cockpit. Like you we have led it back to ther helm area via a side block for me when I single hand. Every one has different needs here.

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Yes, the problem is that I cannot reach it.
I think the 'winch' idea would be tough if the wind picks up - would take too long to adjust.

I am going to do some research and see what i can do.
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Spc.. pictures would really help everyone wanting share some ideas.. How to Use a Traveler – Using a Mainsheet Traveler

I've crewed a few times on boats that had cabin top travelers. The Loads on them are immense during any kind of stronger winds. The winch is needed to even move the car windward on some!

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these come in very handy for all kinds of things. the traveler lines and jib sheets. I guess the lines could be even longer to control a cabin top set up. but the lines would be a mess for passengers.

And of course this is what everyone hates, I hated the location also but have realized when single handing it's easy to work the traveler.

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I just posted a photo of my traveler.
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