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I’m installing my 5’ traveler on an overhead arch above the companionway. The boom height is fixed. The higher I can mount the traveler the greater clearance I’ll have entering and exiting the cabin. I’m trying to determine the minimum gap I need between the bottom of the boom and the top of the traveler car.
I assume that this clearance is least when the boom is on the centerline, and the car is directly under the boom. At this point I need clearance for the mainsheet tackle, unless I attach this tackle to the boom somewhat forward of the traveler. The traveler is located close to the outboard end of the 12' boom. Is this reasonable practice? Any input is greatly appreciated.
Cheers, Jim
 

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Thanks for your insight. My arch is a modest affair, nothing like the Hunter arch. It's welded to the steel pilothouse roof with added structural reinforcement, and the traveler is very robust (Garhauer). I'll check with the sailmaker to make sure the reefs don't cause the boom to ride lower.
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