traveler

  1. E35-3 Traveler Upgrades (Cleats)

    E35-3 E35-3 Traveler Upgrades (Cleats)

    After tackling the Block Improvements (see Blog entry: "E35-3 Traveler Upgrades (Control-Ends & Blocks)", which will add 4:1 purchase, ball-bearing sheaves for friction reduction and added block durability (resistance to "parallelogramming"), and better lead-in for an un-cleated line to aid...
  2. Christian Williams

    Ericson Sea Hood, Maintenance and Removal

    The Ericson sea hood covers the hatch over the companionway when the hatch is open. Such a hood is the easiest way to prevent water from entering the forward end of a sliding hatch, and to protect it from feet, lines and other abuse when open. The hood is made of plywood sandwiched between...
  3. H

    Upgrading to modern traveler on early 70s Ericson 32

    I am looking at purchasing a half-share of an Ericson 32 from the early 70's. I'd appreciate any suggestions for issues to look for in particular with this boat. Also, I'd very much welcome any information about updating the traveler to a modern arrangement. The current traveler has no cars...
  4. footrope

    E38 Traveler Replacement - Harken

    Ending my hijack of Mr. Bugner's Sea Hood thread I've put in about 6 hours of work trying to remove the 20+ screws in the old Schaefer traveler. I have just one more screw left in the starboard side of the seahood before I can remove the track and channel. That one is a bugger because the RT...
  5. D

    80% re-make of E 35 MkII in Hawaii

    Aloha all, just thought I'd post some pics of my re-make of my 1973 E35-II. I bought the boat for $9000 in March 2009 and worked on her for an average of 4 hours/day for almost a year to get her into her present condition. One of the main things I did to make her user-friendly in Hawaii is to...
  6. J

    E32-2 Traveler upgrade.

    I am looking for recommendations on updating the traveler on my 1970 e32-2. I bought the boat this April. The current traveler appears to be original equipment. I have sailed the boat about 15 times and trimming the main under load is quite a chore. The current method is to wrap the sheet...
  7. bigd14

    E27 Traveler

    Good morning. I am trying to figure out a new traveler. I have a mid-boom sheeting setup and I need a new traveler. The original was an apparently straight section of track that was simply bolted onto the curved bridge across the companionway. I spoke to Garhauer and they told me I needed the...
  8. D

    Moving E-35 traveler forward

    Aloha, I have a '79 E-35 that I want to move the traveler to over the cabin (for several reasons, the main one is to allow a full bimini for the cockpit). If you have done this or know anyone who has done it I would like to know how successful it has been (i.e. is hauling the main to...
  9. J

    E-35 traveler

    :egrin::egrin:I have a Ericson 35-3 1987 with the original Schaefer traveler,the wheels are so loose that the car no longer rolls under pressure. I contacted Schaefer about a new car,but they have changed their track so I would need to replace everything ( track and cars ).My question is,dose...
  10. D

    E25 Traveler Replacement

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  11. F

    Ericson 23 Traveler

    I am the new owner of a 1976 e23, which has the mainsheet attached to a u-bolt on the cockpit floor. Can I get some suggestions about specifications and installation of a traveller? What differences will this make on sailing performance? How hard will it be to install? Where to put it? How...
  12. T

    23-2 Mainsheet traveler conversion

    Apparently, I have one of the few remaining 23-2's without a main sheet traveler. Just a padeye on the cockpit sole. Now that I have a new paint job, bottom paint, new main, and outboard motor, I guess its time to shake the piggy bank again and upgrade the sail controls. So all of you who have a...
  13. ChrisS

    Traveler upgrade

    I'm considering upgrading my traveler, which is the original pin-stop system. I'd like to move the traveler a few inches forward (of its original location just forward of the binnacle) so I can get it out of the way of the autopilot, but that means that the track will span the cockpit...
  14. C

    Relocating traveler from cockpit

    Hey all, I have a question as to how difficult it would be to move my traveler out of the cockpit to over the companionway hatch. As a few of you know already that my boom is already cut down and the helm relocated forward to just in front of the companionway for singlehanded racing and cruising...
  15. S

    Harken Traveler System For Sale

    All: Midrange captive ball traveler system. Includes traveler car, end controls and brand new hi-beam track (48" model#1618). Includes end caps and all mounting hardware. I bought this for installation on my E32 but didn't install it. I have put it up on ebay in the 'sailing hardware & gear'...
  16. F

    Why are there different traveler widths on the Ericson 32's?

    Hi there, I have been shopping for an Ericson 32-3 for a few months now. About 6 weeks ago I looked at a 1986 Ericson 32 which has a traveler which was about 5 or 6 feet wide, or the whole width of the cabin roof. I currently have a deposit on a 1985 Ericson 32 (you can see it on yachtworld...
  17. Mark F

    traveler

    Does anyone have an effective traveler on an end-of-boom sheeted E27? I would like to use the existing track which is very low profile. Any photos of working end-of-boom travelers would be appreciated. Thanks
  18. S

    Ericson 35 main traveler upgrade

    Its finally FINISHED!!!:egrin: I have been working on the new traveler for my 74 E-35 for some time now and man was it worth it!! Such a dream to use! Look for a very detailed if not all together overwinded and detailed description of the entire process. From tearing out the old to mounting...
  19. Shadowfax

    Traveler Upgrade

    I'm looking to upgrade the moving parts on my '88 E34's traveler. The originial equipment was by Schaefer and the track is 1.25 inches wide, 1.0 inch tall and "I" beam shaped. I called Garhauer to see if there product would fit a Schaefer track and spoke with a gentleman with a pretty heavy...
  20. B

    E-27 traveler

    I am going to be redoing my mainsheet traveler this winter and am looking for some insight. It is a cabin top mount but the alloy chanel has lost all its covering I was thinking of using oak or mohog to replace it and make the travel go 3 to 4 inches further to be able to cheat the main over...
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