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Old 22-08-2013, 17:07   #1
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How to rig my traveler?

I have learned to control my boom from the center of the cockpit in my training boat via the block and tackle. Now that I've got a boat with this traveler set up and no sheet in it I'm Lost as how to set it up.

Any diagrams or instructions would be of great help. I'm new to this sport so I'm a little lost.

I'm in North Vancouver right now but Live in Calgary and I keep my Buccaneer in Deep Cove. Help please!
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Old 23-08-2013, 13:13   #2
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Re: how to rig my tralver

Heres a pic of mine if that helps.
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Old 25-08-2013, 19:35   #3
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Re: How to rig my traveler?

Thanks Mr C , but this is an aft mounted rig.
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Old 25-08-2013, 19:45   #4
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Re: How to rig my traveler?

The short of it is that the traveller is nothing more than a moveable block on your (in your case) deck. Rig the mainsheet as usual, and the lines that control the traveller so that you can adjust it's position to port and starboard within the length of it's travel along the track.

For the most part, the main function of the traveller is to allow you to a) bring the boom close to the center line of the boat when beating as close to the wind as possible, and b) powering and depowering the main when you are beating. Pulling the boom down increases the power of the main by reducing twist in the sail, letting the boom rise depowers the main by letting it twist, spilling air from it's top reaches.

In other words, if you leave it fixed in the middle 97% of the time you're fine, unless you're racing. If you really need to beat as close to windward as possible, adjust it to the windward side as necessary to get as close hauled as you can, the trim of your other sails obviously being relevant.

How to rig it should be pretty straightforward based on that info. It's just four blocks that reduce the level of effort to move it back and forth when it's under load, and allow you to secure it in a fixed position to one side or the other, or in the center.
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Old 25-08-2013, 19:51   #5
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Re: How to rig my traveler?

Thanks
I'll rig the thing up and rise the main.
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Old 26-08-2013, 18:00   #6
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Re: How to rig my traveler?

Its also good to hold the boom off-center and out of the way when not under sail !
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