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The P35 I have seen with their traveler moved forward doesn't seem to have their cabin reinforced. With the mid-boom connection, the load of the mainsheet would be 2500 lbs (25 knots - before reefing) , because there are two mounting brackets on your traveler bridge and to be conservative, we times that by 70% (not 50% because of the two mounting brackets), that's 1800 lbs max at each mounting bracket. If you provided a wood backplate and perhaps a another one on top at 10" x 12", that's 15 psi of pull.
I bet there is equal amount of draw or pull on the winches, especially when reeling them in.
The bridge traveler will cost around $1,900 and if the cabin needs to be reinforced, that would add, +/-$1,000 or so, plus finish work.