Join Date: Nov 2007
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It kind of defeats the purpose if there is only a foot or so of travel each way from the centerline. The good thing about cabin top travelers is they have a great arc of movement even when they are only the cabin width wide. When you dump the traveler on that kind of design, it makes a difference. A little dinky traveler right aft is almost a waste of money. It would be like having a one foot long traveler mid boom. The farther aft you put it, the longer it has to be to be effective.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217