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RE: Traveler repair




This is a configuration I would most definitely not want. It seems to me
that it would really be in the way when trying to stand while steering.

.02 from Walla Walla

Wes 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> DB27513 (David)
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:00 AM
> To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Traveler repair
> 
> How does this compare with moving the traveler to the stern pulpit? 
> Has anyone got pictures of either config? When I bought my 
> SJ23 in Dec this year, the owner also sold me a special 
> traveler bracket that he said would allow the traveler to be 
> mounted to the stern pulpit (I believe - havnt looked at it 
> since). Said his wife almost broke her arm while sticking out 
> of the companionway when the boom slapped back. 
> 
> For a pulpit mount, the boom doesnt reach that far and with 
> the angle it would be at would be more of an intrusion in the 
> cockpit area. Seems to make more sense over the companionway
> 
> Dave Backus
> 
> --- geneandlizadams <geneandlizadams@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > I have a mid boom traveler on my San Juan 34, and have no trouble 
> > single handing that boat. Yes, you would have to move blocks to the 
> > mid boom,but with such a small main it is no problem. You 
> use a fiddle 
> > bock with a cam cleat on the traveler car and you can sheet 
> from the 
> > tiller. I can sheet from the wheel in up to about twenty 
> five knots of 
> > wind, with no problem.
> > Gene Adams 
> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >   From: Rudy Mayer 
> >   To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> >   Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:48 PM
> >   Subject: RE: Traveler repair
> > 
> > 
> >   Gene,
> > 
> >   Seems to me this would make single handling a bit 
> awkward, wouldn't 
> > it? And wouldn't I have to go to mid-boom sheeting as well?
> > 
> >   Bob,
> > 
> >   What did you use for spacers and how far apart did you put them 
> > because I think that is what I am going to do if I have to 
> replace the 
> > track since I would have to raise it if I went with the 
> Harken style 
> > instead of the existing I-beam type.
> > 
> >    
> > 
> >   This has been a great help.appreciate everyone's input!
> > 
> >   Rudy
> > 
> >    
> > 
> >   -----Original Message-----
> >   From: owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> > geneandlizadams
> >   Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 11:23 PM
> >   To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   Subject: Re: Traveler repair
> > 
> >    
> > 
> >   Rudy
> > 
> >   Before you replace your traveler in the existing spot, you might 
> > want to think about a traveler bridge over the companionway as was 
> > done on the later boats. this moves the traveler away from the 
> > companionway , so there is no interference with the cabin access.
> > Your traveler may be repairable. E mail me at 
> pgardnersj@xxxxxxx, and 
> > tell me what is wrong. I may be able to fix it.
> > 
> >   Gene Adams
> > 
> >     ----- Original Message -----
> > 
> >     From: Rudolph Mayer
> > 
> >     To: San Juan 23 Mail list
> > 
> >     Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:15 AM
> > 
> >     Subject: Traveler repair
> > 
> >      
> > 
> >     My original traveler has met its end. The sheaves are 
> busted and 
> > the cam cleats now flop around. I have no idea what kind it 
> is since 
> > there are no markings and it rides on wheels on each side 
> of the track 
> > and I have not found anything like it since everything today is on 
> > bearings on a slightly different style track.
> > 
> >     SO, I am about to replace the entire traveler 
> system.ouch this is 
> > expensive.with Harken small boat equipment.
> > 
> >     When I put this new traveler track down, I am debating exactly 
> > what bedding/sealant to use..should I make it like it's 
> permanent with 
> > 3M 5200 or Sikaflex 292 or something a bit more forgiving...I'm 
> > thinking permanent cause after I've pulled the galley to 
> get to these 
> > bolts, I'm not going to be thinking about doing this again in my 
> > lifetime. Any suggestions or comments?
> > 
> >     Rudy
> > 
> >     Thesaurus, New Bern, NC
> > 
> > 
> 
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