I am up to the next project- replacing the mainsheet traveler on my Tartan 33 and would appreciate the thoughts of the forum.
Currently the mainsheeet traveler is mounted just forward of the wheel
and connects to the end of the boom. The control lines for the traveler are at the outboard
ends of the track. Every time I come about, the last act is to go to the leward side to release the traveler before triming the windward line. I've tried releasing the traveler before coming about, but that seems to slow things down.
So the knee-jerk decision is to go replace the existing traveler system with a system such as the Harken
on the car.
As the admitted newbie, I would appreciate hearing the thoughts of the more seasoned sailors regarding the advantages of cleating on the car vs cleating at the outter ends of the traveler track.