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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 11 at 5:10am
as others have said the traveller is an old idea - and current thinking has all but eliminated in the mainsheet in controlling the leech of the mainsail  -  in the 'old days' a kicking strap was a 2 or 3 :1 tackle  with a v cleat  vs the 12:1 , 16 :1 or more mechanical advantage in cascade kickers , with cam cleats adjustable whille fully hiked ...
 
in the cse of the boat  shown  retaining the traveller is correct from an aesthetics point of view - is it required? ( i have a recollection of it being required on ents with the 'higher up the transom' tiller cutout ... )
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 11 at 3:11pm
From a tiller/rudder wrangling point of view doing away with the traveller would make life much easier. Allowing a fixed rather than removable tiller, or if you already have a fixed tiller allowing easier fitment/removal.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Webmuppet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 11 at 10:13pm
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Nige

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