While most mainsail working loads are fairly predicatable, it is easy to overlook "shock" loads that may be experienced
by a traveler system. Jibing, for example can produce shock or impact loads well beyond normal sailing loads, as can the
flogging of a boom and mainsail during reefing.
Each Schaefer Traveler Cars contains seperate "wheels" that can hold "captive" stainless steel ball bearings. This captive
wheel design with full radius races distributes bearing loads evenly to a greater surface contact area than other plastic bearing designs to ensure
smooth running. They also allow you to remove the traveler car for inspection without the loss of bearing. Each on is also hardcoat anodized
We at Mauri Pro Sailing are fully committed to be your Schaefer 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 Schaefer Travelers
please contact us. Our crew is ready to help!
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