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A photo of which Lewmar traveler you have would be helpful for the discussion.

Is it the type where the car runs on 4 or 6 cartridge ball bearings in an I-beam shaped track? Those don't work very well and jam easily under high load compared to the more modern designs with recirculating bearings (I think this is originally a Harken design, but new Lewmar travellers also work that way). This is an image of that type, taken from Ericson forums:


If it uses the newer Lewmar car you could spend a little bit more money and buy new track meant to span the gap, but using the rest of the hardware from your existing purchase.
 

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In my experience with them (using them on 3 boats) they don't adjust well under heavy load. I think I'd consider that a functional problem...

I wouldn't rush out to replace one if that is what my boat had, but I'm not sure I'd install a new one unless it was really really cheap and I had no budget.
 
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