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I moved my cabin top traveler to put in a dodger. Mid boom travelers are a good thing for racing as they act as a vang. They more heavily load the boom however. If you're crusing they keep the sheets of the cockpit , less to tangle up the crew
Any mainsheet setup when hard on the wind has a vanging effect. However no mainsheet can possibly have any vanging effect once the sheets are eased - and that's when the vang is most critical.

Don't make the mistake of assuming you won't need a vang because you have mid boom sheeting.


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I think I am just going to stay where I am at with the traveler - I don't need anymore holes in the boat.

But the running of the lines is a consideration.
Probably your best bet - certainly the easiest and least expensive mod and the improvement would be considerable. You could probably avoid the cost of a clutch and just use a good cam cleat for the mainsheet on the cabin top - put it right at the back edge of the cabin so you won't chafe the gel coat when you're trimming.

As I mentioned before while you're at it, add two more and run your traveller adjustment lines aft as well.

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I have a normal vang, along with another smaller one in front of it.
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Don't make the mistake of assuming you won't need a vang because you have mid boom sheeting.
Oh, boom vang, your use is so misunderstood. This post should be highlighted in yellow or something. Truth.
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I just posted a photo of my cockpit and traveler...
let me know what you think about the setup.
I own a Endeavour 32 and my main sheet bridge is in bad shape. Where can I find the parts like what you have in the photo? I have never had to purchase something like this. Any other boat part I can seem to find but this. :-(
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Re: Cabin Top Traveler and Main Sheet

Has your traveler been moved to the cabin top, or is it still at the companionway?

Seems if it is at the companionway you should just be able to get I-beam track:

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Re: Cabin Top Traveler and Main Sheet

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I own a Endeavour 32 and my main sheet bridge is in bad shape. Where can I find the parts like what you have in the photo? I have never had to purchase something like this. Any other boat part I can seem to find but this. :-(
This is a five year old thread and the person you asked the question of has not posted here in three years. So I wouldn't expect an answer.

That said, Garhauer (garhauermarine.com) is a great source of this kind of hardware. They will modify their standard components to fit your specific installation and their prices are very reasonable.

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