every line so far has slipped. The cleat doesnt look so bad, what is the preferred line that you guys like. Secondly, does anyone play with this line, or is it kept tight?
Thanks, Clive. That's a new one for me.Its also a good idea to reduce the fore aft depth of the triangle. This reduces the load required at the cleat to achieve a given tension in the traveler portion. I use a height of triangle somewhere between 100 to 150mm. I use either 3.5 or 6mm Excel D12 with no slippage problems..
Thanks - IMHO that doesn't accomplish much more then tieing the bowline closer to the trav fairlead (getting the bulk of the bowline knot away from the tiller. You still have the single hitch right thru the loop in either method. By using the bowline, it's easier to change the wear spots on the line from the fairleads too.
Is that a problem? Seems to me, if I am reading this right, that the traveler is more centered upwind...wouldnt that be a good thing? That is if it is still close to the deck and not block to blocked.Hi all,
My problem is that when going upwind, the traveler block won't stay in the corner. I use core dyneema for the traveler, and it's as tight as possible. Should I change it to Vectran line or something else? Dyneema should normally work as it doesn't stretch..
Thanks for your help