FWIW, the traveler on my previous boat (34) and on my current boat (42) are 
both mounted in an aluminum traveler bridge near the companionway.  I replaced 
the traveler on the 34 with a Harken, which worked fine (the windward sheeting 
car is overrated in my view).  I also replaced the baby stay car and track on 
the 34, and wanted something more robust.  I decided to go with a  Schaefer big 
boat main traveler (this was at least 15 years ago), but the hole pattern was 
all wrong.  Given the lack of uniformity between holes on the old track, I 
concluded that C&C must have drilled the baby stay track in place.  I contacted 
Schaefer about this issue, and they sold me an anodized piece of track cut to 
the length I requested, but without pre-drilled holes so I could match the 
holes of the old track.  Similar to the kind of service that Guido provides at 
Garhauer.  The Schaefer traveler worked very well as a baby stay.

I was so impressed by the robust car and smooth operation of the Schaefer 
traveler that I replaced the main traveler on my 42 with Schaefer.  A Schaefer 
traveler may not be quite as smooth as Harken, but I have no difficulty at all 
using it and the car is strong.  I’m very happy with my choice.  I also like 
that I can call Schaefer and talk to someone if I have any issues.

From: Chuck Saur via CnC-List 
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:54 AM
To: cnc-list@cnc-list.com 
Cc: Chuck Saur 
Subject: Stus-List Traveler fit?

Hello from frozen Michigan.  I am still spending my kids' inheritance on deck 
hardware. 

Question for 35-3 owners or others:  Has anyone replaced the aging Schaefer 
main traveler?  What advice might you offer...Defender has a sale on Lewmar 
traveler kits, size 2 which would offer enough capacity for us.  But...I am not 
at the boat, and wonder if the aluminum traveler bridge that houses the current 
track will allow the change to Lewmar?  Appears that the car-mounted cam cleats 
might be obstructed by the bridge "tray" height in the mid-section.  The Lewmar 
track appears lower in the pictures.  Current Schaefer setup has outboard 
mounted cam cleats.  
Any advice on replacement traveler selection?   

PS...Ice fishermen are still driving trucks to shanties on Hessel Bay. Yech.





Chuck Saur 

​Morning Sky C$C 35-3


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