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Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

I have a traveler on the Schock 25. But there is no cap, no block, no stop on the ends of the traveler.

The "car" on the traveler literally goes off the rails when it reaches the end.

I'm looking for suggestions as to what would work as a stop at the ends of the traveler.

From what I can tell, it doesn't look like there ever was something there.

Check out the pics I have attached.

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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

It is unlikely that there was never a stop on it. Being old finding the correct one could be a challenge. The simple thing to do would be to make something out of a chunk of rubber. (Cut up a hockey puck perhaps?) Pull the last screw out, and replace it with a longer one that can secure your home made bumper.

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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

A hitch pin with track drilled horizonally might be an cheap, easy fix
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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

If you secured the lines I see in the pics at a point where the car wouldn't come off the track, wouldn't that solve your problem?
However, that said, we sail with the car amidship unless we wish to depower the main or ease the sheet angle for down wind or reaching. Perhaps you should just secure the car amidships until you need to adjust it, then use the lines to do that.

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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

I can see scuff marks on the end of the car. Looks like they had something welded onto the track that broke off. I like either of the two previous suggestions. The extended bolt with a rubber bumper of some kind would look better to me.

Something like this might come pretty close to fitting:

https://www.velasailingsupply.com/sc...CABEgJtzvD_BwE
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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

We have the Schaefer’s . Usually used for sail tracks for the job, but may fit the bill

https://www.velasailingsupply.com/sc...iABEgL1kvD_BwE

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/schae...iABEgIDj_D_BwE

https://www.sailrite.com/Sail-Track-...SABEgI9uvD_BwE
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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

Here's what the track stops look like for a Schaefer traveler. Note there are multiple sizes of Schaefer tracks, two before about 1987 and two after. Measure.

https://www.rigrite.com/Travellers/S...haefer_118.php

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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

Hey there you guys... wow... great suggestions!!!

Thank you all for all of the info and for providing links to possible solutions.

Again, you guys are great... much appreciated.

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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

Here are a couple of pics of my "custom" traveler end stops.
Again.. thanks for all the suggestions to help me out on this.
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Re: Cap/Block/Stop on the ends of the traveler

I set up the blue lines so I can control the position of the mainsheet on the traveler track.
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