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Main traveler direction
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Author:  phil_e [ Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:52 am ]
Post subject:  Main traveler direction

I didn't note which way the traveler car faces when I removed it from the track. Is there a front and back? It doesn't look the same on both sides.

Author:  sunvista [ Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Main traveler direction

The open side faces aft. Looks like it would work either way though.

Author:  phil_e [ Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Main traveler direction

I think you are right. I tried it both ways and it seems to rest against the track better when it's tipped over (when there is lots of slack on the main sheet) this way. I thought I remember seeing something a post a while back about there being a right way this should face.

Author:  sunvista [ Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Main traveler direction

If you have an older boat with two block hangers on the boom I prefer to use the forward one. When I use the aft hanger the traveler seems to bind under wind load due to the lower angle.

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