Jib traveller broke off on 40/40 w camberspar

Post Reply
Riki
Posts: 37
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:50 pm

Jib traveller broke off on 40/40 w camberspar

Post by Riki »

We were sailing, not hard at all. Light winds and our jib traveller fell off. We're in the middle of a vacation on the boat and rigged up another block on the other side. Seems to work reasonably well. Any one else had that happen and rigged up something else? Just looking for ideas.
Riki
1997 Freedom 40/40 Hull #27

User avatar
Camino
Posts: 233
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:51 pm
Location: Stockton, CA

Re: Jib traveller broke off on 40/40 w camberspar

Post by Camino »

Riki - can you describe a bit more? Did a cotter pin come out ? Or a Clovis pin or something fail? How did it fall off and what was attaching it- did the jib sheet block become undone from the foresail or did the block(s) from the jib track (traveler) come off?
Tom and Stephanie
Good Way II F 35 (P)
1999. Wing Keel 5’
3GM30F, 3-blade maxi prop
Emery Cove, CA

Post Reply