SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Main traveler moved to cabin top
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Main traveler moved to cabin top Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
01-08-2007 05:14 PM
SVDistantStar Ive got the same thing on my Pearson 36, just without the bulkhead problem. Mine was moved from the cockpit to the cabin roof. The problem with its new location is I can't install a dodger with its location. I've thought about moving it forward a few inches. One of the biggest problems with its location is its right over the hatch to enter the boat. That beam doesnt feel good when you wack your head on it. Im posting the best picture ive got of its location.
01-07-2007 02:08 PM
mike dryver your best bet would be to find a real good surveyor and ask that question. there is abviously a problem with the alteration as you stated because of the damage already showing. you can/could get a-hold of Bob Perry and for a fee he would be able to tell you if you can beef up the coach top location to be able to take the strain of the traveller attachment point. or just put it back where it was and have to figure a different setup for a bimini
01-07-2007 10:35 AM
GaryT
Main traveler moved to cabin top

I have been looking for a Mistral 33 to purchase, and have found a possibility. However, the main traveler was moved (by a prior owner) from the cockpit (where it was designed to be) to the cabin roof. (The original cross support for the traveler is still in the cockpit, just forward of the helm.) I think this is fairly common with Mistral owners, and the new location certainly has advantages, including allowing a bimini over the cockpit. However, the cabin top is separating from the bulk heads, and I believe that is probably the result of lateral strain from the main pulling on the traveler. (Moving the traveler forward, would obviously increase the leverage that the main boom exert -- increasing the pull on the traveler -- and the cabin top was probably not designed to withstand that kind of sideways pull.)

Q: Has anyone else experienced this problem, and what structural solutions have been found?
I love the boat, but want to assess the cost and effectiveness of a solution before deciding whether to buy.

Thanks,
Gary

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.