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Sail & Rigging - Swan 47 traveler end stop
08 September 2020 - 00:49
#1
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 5

Swan 47 traveler end stop

Hi all,

(Hopefully not a double post)

My swan 47 is missing the traveller end stop and control blocks.

Any ideas what model it is or what I could use to replace them?

08 September 2020 - 05:01
#2
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 838

Hi Peter,

no double post at all!

It's a Lewmar traveller, dismissed now.

It should not be difficult to have a custom made piece, if you have someone working bare alluminum (which must be anodezed).

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

08 September 2020 - 19:22
#3
Join Date: 05 August 2010
Posts: 130

The original parts looked like this, I think ...

The stop is held by two bolts -- a strong vertical one that is sunk into a nut glassed into the aft stateroom deck, and a smaller horizontal one that goes into the X rail. The smaller one is hidden beneath the stronger one.
I found the horizontal bolt to be unnecessary, unless you slam the traveller into the stop; its main purpose seems to be to protect the vertical anchor bolt from bending.

Provided you still have the glassed-in nut: it may be possible to replace the aluminium stop by a teak block. The wood can soften the impact, and it is far easier to replace.

Best regards,
Martin (Vellamo, 48/039)

 

11 September 2020 - 01:26
#4
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 5

Thanks for the comments.

Unfortunately the bolt is not there anymore, but I could try to place a new one.

I found this picture from another Swan. Here there is a double block at the end to turn the traveller sheets. There is also a loop on top - maybe for the main sheet block?

Is it a bad idea to try to put both the traveller and the main sheet turning block onto the traveller track from a load perspective?

Otherwise I might have to build a turning block separately for the main sheet.

 

 

03 December 2020 - 18:55
#5
Join Date: 27 January 2011
Posts: 125

Tonyh has replaced this traveler on his boat and has kept the old one, maybe he is willing to sell you an end-stop. If you search the forum, you will find the relevant thread.

Our original Lewmar traveler is also not in the best of shapes, I am considering to replace it with a new one from Harken.

Best regards,

Christian 411/028 IF

 

23 December 2020 - 21:42
#6
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 5

Hi áll,

 

Thanks for the ideas. Wanted to post an update. Ultimately, we managed to find a suitable block from lewmar that fit. We made new holes, and managed to install the block as intended.

So far so good!

 

26 December 2020 - 13:17
#7
Join Date: 19 December 2019
Posts: 16

Hi,

I'm interested in your solution although the photo's did not come through.

Would it be possible to try posting the photographs again?

Thank you,

Dan

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