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Sail & Rigging - Swan 47 traveler end stop
08 September 2020 - 00:49
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 21

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
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 1014

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
Join Date: 05 August 2010
Posts: 161

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
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 21

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
Join Date: 27 January 2011
Posts: 140

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
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 21

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
Join Date: 19 December 2019
Posts: 26


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,



04 May 2021 - 05:09
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 21

Hi all,


Better later than never. I have used the Lewmar 60mm Double footblock on the end of the traveller.


Question: what is the minumum required working load for that block at the end of the traveller? The Lewmar is 200kg working load and 4000kg breaking load.

Will that be enough?



05 May 2021 - 18:07
Join Date: 01 December 2019
Posts: 21

Don't know how to edit above post, but there was a typo. safe working load was 2000kg (not two hundred).

I received confirmation that the requirement for traveller end block is 800kg (from Lars on Facebook group)




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