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Old 21-12-2015, 08:07   #1
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Gib Sea Mainsheet


I have recently purchased a GibSea 33 which I am very happy with apart for a few things.
The main thing I would like to change is the lack of main sheet traveler. I wonder if anybody has ever converted a 33 to do away with the 2 fixed blocks on the coach roof and mounted a traveler?
I don't see this as a huge job except the traveler rail will only be fixed at the ends and I worry that it will flex.

Any advice will be very welcome.


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Old 21-12-2015, 08:24   #2
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Re: Gib Sea Mainsheet

The old C&C 34's are set up with coach roof mounted travellers. The track is mounted within a U shaped aluminum channel to give it strength, likely many boats are set up this way.

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Re: Gib Sea Mainsheet

Welcome to CruisersForum, Duval01.
I have found a picture of a Gib Sea 33 with a coach roof traveller:
2001 Dufour Gibsea 33 Sail Boat For Sale - (fourth pix). So, it can be done!

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Thanks Hydra this has spured me on to buy a Barton Traveler kit and make some risers as in the picture.
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