This Catalina 30 traveler replaces your original, arched mid boom traveler. As you have probably noticed, the arch on the original traveler causes it to be difficult to adjust. The distance between the boom and the traveler increases as the car is eased away from the centerline of the boat. As a result, when the mainsheet is strapped in going to weather, the traveler will not move to leeward when the traveler control is released. This flat track eliminates the problem.
Kit includes track, car, stainless steel risers, control blocks with a 5:1 purchase and cleats. The risers mount on top of the original wood mounting blocks. As you can see in the additional picture below, the risers are slotted for fasteners both at deck level and track level. The slots typically allow the use of your existing mounting holes and avoid the need to drill new holes in your deck. For your reference, the risers are 5-7/16" high from deck to mounting surface if the the two surfaces are held parallel. Hundreds of these retrofit travelers have been installed using the existing holes. However it is always a possibility that an unrecorded change at the factory might make this untrue for your boat.
For the best end result and better visibility forward, we prefer the deck mounted stanchions provided in the kit pictured below. Click on the picture shown under "May we also suggest" for more information.
Recirculating ball bearings support the load on the traveler car without binding. Control lines and cleats provide mechanical advantage to bring the car to weather. Even under high mainsheet loads, one can trim the traveler car with ease.
Traveler car bearings: • Hi load Torlon bearings (take the load from the mainsheet): 240 • Delrin bearings (support an unloaded car during a jibe): 240
If boat is equipped with a dodger: Order the traveler control dodger retrofit kit below.
• Mounting pads: 3" x 8" • Outside of port mounting pad to outside of starboard mounting pad: 70" to 71-3/4" (slotted mounting holes allow for a range) • Extension from end of track to outside of mounting pad: 2-1/4" to 3" (slotted mounting holes allow for a range) • Riser height: 5-3/8"
1) This item does not conform to the shipping table in the Shopping Cart. Additional shipping must be calculated. When you place your order we always call with a shipping quote before billing your card. For a quote in advance, just call 800/959-7245.
2) Mounting screws for the risers will be 1/4" round head. We are unable to provide fasteners for the risers or the halyard lift turning blocks as the thickness of the fiberglass can vary substantially from one boat to another.