PP Posted July 24, 2007 Report Share Posted July 24, 2007 Just wondering what is the best way to rig the Hydra's traveler? Mine originally had the line attached to the middle of the beam and just straight through the traveler but this was no good so I attached two lines, one to each end of the beam, through the trav and back. This is better because the boom can now be pulled up to center (and even past). Problem is the purchase is wrong and fine adjustment required when trying to fly a hull is too coarse, e.g: when I let a bit off it's always too much (and too hard to hold on to) and the boat drops back in the water. I thought to make this easier I can attach the travlr lines to the trav, out to the end (or near) of the beam via a block and back through the travlr & cleat, giving a 2:1 purchase. I am sure this would make the fine adjustment much easier and precise but am also worried it will inhibit and emergency release to prevent a capsize. What is the standard(?) setup here and what have people done to their boats to improve it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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