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|04-27-2009 04:14 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
|04-26-2009 11:10 PM|
Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
An effective traveler should have a smooth running ball bearing track and car as well as the proper tackle to move it.. so you're looking at more than the cost of a few blocks and 25 feet of line.
So check out the full line of gear from Harken, Gerhaur and others to see what's usually done.
|04-25-2009 05:54 PM|
Why im bothering is because right now my traveler is my leg!
I loosten the thumb screws, put my foot on the base of the mainsheet block and push it to where I want and tighten the screws again. Fun. lol.
|04-24-2009 10:25 PM|
I would imagine on a sail the size of you T37, a 5-1 would be nice. I find 4-1 on mine to be more than plenty! And would assume that 4-1 for the OP would be more than ample to, with 3-1 reasonable, 2-1 would be "why bother!"
At least since his main and mine are similar in size, that would be my take on this situation!
Also it is nice to know we can learn things upon occasion too, so I must not be that old of a dog/person eh!?!?!?!
|04-24-2009 10:18 PM|
|T37Chef||Neither did I till I read the article a few weeks ago, thought it was 4:1 LOL|
|04-24-2009 10:13 PM|
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
Thanks for info. I have to admit, did not know one existed!
|04-24-2009 02:45 PM|
|sailingdog||The OP is talking about the leverage on the traveler control lines, not the main sheet purchase.|
|04-24-2009 02:25 PM|
|Valiente||I have triple blocks top and bottom, but it's a bigger boat and my wife can sheet in with one hand. On my 33', I have double blocks top and bottom: same result.|
|04-24-2009 01:31 AM|
Vol 32 No 4.
Garhauer launches hefty new traveler; "Unibody traveler features integrated sheaves and a 5:1 purchase"
I believe they are referring to the MT-UB2 traveler as I have.
|04-23-2009 11:30 PM|
I'd look again, probably 3-1. I have not seen a 5-1 traveler, not to say one does not exist, but 2, 3 or 4-1's do! Then again, there is always time for a first!
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