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jrobar1975

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Moving the mainsheet traveler
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:24:35 AM »
Hi everyone, I own a 1975 Pearson 30. I've been entertaining the thought of moving the mainsheet traveler from the cockpit to the cabin top for more room. I know other people that have done it but I'm curious if anybody here has and if they've had any issue with the cabin top holding the load? I certainly don't want to damage the boat or create an unsafe condition. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Moving the mainsheet traveler
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 09:37:34 AM »
Hello,

On my P28, the traveller had been moved to the cabin top. I'm assuming that the previous owner injected epoxy between the fiberglass to give it more strength.
I can get you some pictures if that helps.

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Re: Moving the mainsheet traveler
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 08:53:31 PM »
I've read of some 10M owners moving the traveller in similar fashion, and not only does it open up cockpit room, but may allow a bigger dodger.  However, as a single hander often, I prefer keeping mine just where it is.  The 10M's wheel is forward, and the main sheet is right there, making it a breeze solo.  Fair winds,
John