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Aaron Norlund
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Thanks for the info.

I seem to be reading a lot of people using travelers aboard W32s. Is this because of dodgers or for some performance gain?

I've sailed aboard one 32 and it had a triple purchase block on the boom and another on deck amidships, with singles on the port and starboard taffrail and one continuous sheet, trimable from either side. Having spent a great deal of time aboard tallships, this is the system I've used most and have never seen a negative side other than occasionally needing a preventer/vang to keep the belly from burping in swell on a beam to broad reach.

Thanks for the continuing education,
Aaron N.

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