All kidding aside, I had a 2:1 purchase on my 27'er and went to 3:1. It was nice. If you have better purchase on the traveler you will play the traveler instead of the main sheet in gusty conditions, which is generally more efficient and easier. Less line to yard back in.I have a 160 sq foot main on a 27 foot sailboat (albin vega).
I am tending towards a simple and small profile 2:1 system for the traveler.
But will I regret not going to 3:1?
Any reasons for me to not use 2:1?
Vol 32 No 4.
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.
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"....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.