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04-27-2009 04:14 PM
Valiente
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
The OP is talking about the leverage on the traveler control lines, not the main sheet purchase.
I have triple blocks side to side, too! Heh ehheh ehhhehheh...I'm not helping, am I?
04-26-2009 11:10 PM
Faster
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Originally Posted by groundhog View Post
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.
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You'll find that whatever purchase you choose will not work very well with your existing track.. there's simply too much friction (you already have seen how difficult it can be to move with your "foot"....

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
groundhog 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.
gh
04-24-2009 10:25 PM
blt2ski 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
blt2ski
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Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
blt2ski,

Practical Sailor
April 2006
Vol 32 No 4.
Page 28
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.
Chef,

Thanks for info. I have to admit, did not know one existed!

Marty
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
T37Chef blt2ski,

Practical Sailor
April 2006
Vol 32 No 4.
Page 28
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
blt2ski T37,

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!

Marty
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