Choosing a Lewmar Mainsheet Traveler
Choosing the right Lewmar Traveler System is important to make control of your mainsail safe and easy. The right mainsail
traveler will run smoothly, tack cleanly, and be easy to trim. Below is a quick reference to the correct system based on boat size.
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Lewmar Size 0 Travelers
Lewmar Ocean Size 0 traveler systems are appropriate for boats up to 28' (8.5m) when used with an end-boom mainsheet. If the traveler
is installed on the cabin-top for a mid-boom sheeting arrangement it is only suggested you use a Lewmar Size 0 traveler on boats up to
24' (7.3m). The same reduced size limit is recommended for multihull sailboats because they have higher mainsheet loads than monohulls of the same size.
Lewmar Size 1 Travelers
Lewmar Size 1 traveler systems are popular on racing and cruising yachts. They provide enough load capacity and mechanical advantage
to operate on boats up to 38' (11.5m) with an end-boom mainsheet. For mid-boom mainsheet arrangements (or on multihulls) only use Size 1 travelers on
boats up to 34' (10.3m).
Lewmar Size 2 Travelers
Lewmar Size 2 traveler systems offer up to 5:1 purchase on the traveler control line. Boats up to 48' (14.6m) can use these travelers for end-boom sheeting.
Multihulls and boats with mid-boom sheeting should only use this size up to 44' (13.4m).
Lewmar Size 3 Travelers
Lewmar Size 3 traveler systems offer varying purchase from 2:1 (intended for winch use) to 5:1. The stated range is up to 70' (21.3m) with end-boom
sheeting or 60' (18.2m) for mid-boom sheeting or multihull use. In this size range it is recommend that you consider more information like mainsheet
purchase, sail area and deck construction to ensure proper fit. For help with this, or to assemble a custom traveler system for even larger yachts,
please contact our technical experts for advice.
We at Mauri Pro Sailing are fully committed to be your Lewmar Travelers specialist not only providing the sailing community with a comprehensive and easy to use web site but with all the appropriate technical information that you might need to select your sailboat hardware and equipment. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate Lewmar Travelers
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