It seems like sailors are sure getting weak butts these days!!! I enjoyed this brief exchange and hope it was helpful to Rudy and others who probably have been contemplating the solution to the same problem.
Chuck and Barbara Vande Wetering
"We can't control the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 15:56:35
Subject: Re: Traveler repair
Gentlemen I have done this job and know of what you speak.
- Yes the water and debris collects in the track. I actually contemplated filling the track and installing it on top. Problem is that it hurts to sit on it, so I stayed with the recessed installation. However to ease the cleaning and to let some water flow I installed spacers under the track.
- Not one of my screws was the same length.
it must be permanently sealed. and yes the Fiberglas is of a varying thickness.
(Always stay curious)