Stus-List Traveler improvement, C&C 37/40+

Dennis C. captbuy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 10:31:54 EDT 2019


Having trouble visualizing your set up but would a flip flop block mounted
on the bulkhead help?

https://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?sku=2145

Or a swivel cam cleat like a Harken 462 or 240?

https://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?sku=240

I use the latter on Touche' but have a bulkhead mounted turning block:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_sb5TfIENvsX0dGcEV2Mm1QNUE

Dennis C.
Touche' 35-1 #83
Mandeville, LA

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 8:45 AM Bruce Whitmore via CnC-List <
cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> The traveler on our '94 C&C 37/40+ is really kind of a pain.  The original
> unit has 4 sheeves with a cam cleat on each side (two sheeves on the
> sliding traveler part, and two mounted in the end caps to the track).
>
> Originally when I got the boat, the line then went to a cheek block
> mounted to the side of the cockpit, and then to a second cam cleat (which
> seemed to make no sense to me).  I removed that block and cam cleat, and at
> least I can pull and lock line without working it through two cam cleats.
>
> The problem is that when the boat was built, teak decking was put in the
> cockpit, raising it up to the bottom of the cam cleat and when seat
> cushions are in place, it makes it difficult to lock the line into the cam
> cleat.  I have tried raising/putting wedges under the cam cleat to get
> better access above the seat cushions, but that increases friction through
> the first block.
>
> have any of you had similar issues, and what did you do about it?
>
> Thanks for your insights,
>
> Bruce Whitmore
> 1994 C&C 37/40+ "Astralis"
> Madiera Beach, FL
> (847) 404-5092 (mobile)
> bwhitmore at sbcglobal.net
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