Sailboat mainsail travelers

How to choose this product

A sailboat mainsail traveler consists of a fitting an attachment for the mainsail sheet tackle and which slides along a transverse track. It is used to adjust the angle of the sail with respect to the wind, and to fine-tune it for maximum efficiency.

Applications

These devices are found on most modern sailboats, from the smallest sailing dinghy to the largest yacht. They offer additional fine-tuning options for improved performance through adjusting sail twist and leech tension. They are also useful in changing wind conditions.

Technologies

The traveler car moves along a track on ball bearings to minimize friction. Both traveler and track are usually aluminum. The tackle on each side, sometimes accompanied by cam cleats, is used to precisely position the traveler along the track. The center of the car has a fitting to hold the mainsail sheet tackle. This is sometimes a simple shackle, ring or swivel shackle.

Sailing dinghies often use just a ratchet block. Live-aboard sailboats use double or triple sheave blocks, rotating cleat towers or swivels.

How to choose

Choice will depend on boat length and mainsail area. If the track is already installed, its precise shape and dimensions will determine traveler selection.

18 companies | 87 products (boat or nautical equipment)

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8 products Seldén
1 products Karver Systems
Karver Systems KMS30
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats (with ball bearings) KMS30 Karver Systems

MAIN SAIL TRACK SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO LAST! Developed in relationship with the biggest offshore...

6 products Lewmar
5 products Holt
13 products Antal
Antal
Mainsail traveler with double stand-up base for sailboats (with ball bearings) Antal

This “long version” of Spi-Pole sliders is designed to reduce the side loads and torsion on the track. They slides...

Antal SWL = 1000 - 1900 KG
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats SWL = 1000 - 1900 KG Antal

This traveler is 98 mm long and 62 mm wide. The weight is 0.23 kg and the working load SWL= 820 kg. Fitted with 1/4” balls (50 Torlon...

Antal SIZE 110 - SWL = 1000 KG
SIZE 110 - SWL = 1000 KG Antal

This traveler, 110 mm long (SWL = 1000 kg), is fitted with a special “stand-up”...

Antal SIZE 150 - SWL = 1400 KG
SIZE 150 - SWL = 1400 KG Antal

This traveler, 150 mm long (SWL = 1400 kg), is fitted with a special “stand-up”...

Antal SIZE 190 - SWL = 1900 KG
SIZE 190 - SWL = 1900 KG Antal

This traveler, 190 mm long (SWL = 1900 kg), is fitted with a special "stand-up" connection...

2 products Ronstan
Ronstan RC11402
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats (with ball bearings) RC11402 Ronstan

Low profile Lightweight alloy car bod Car bodies are machined to precise specifications,...

11 products Harken
9 products Allen Brothers
Allen Brothers A4389M
With block A4389M Allen Brothers

Durable and strong, our new low profile traveller cars glide reliably and effortlessly...

Allen Brothers A4489
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats (with ball bearings) A4489 Allen Brothers

Traveller Cars Durable and strong, our new low profile traveller cars glide reliably and effortlessly...

Allen Brothers A4489SOLO
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) A4489SOLO Allen Brothers

Traveller Cars Durable and strong, our new low profile traveller cars glide reliably and effortlessly...

Allen Brothers A4589CAT676
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) A4589CAT676 Allen Brothers

Traveller Cars Durable and strong, our new low profile traveller cars glide reliably and effortlessly...

Allen Brothers A4589M
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) A4589M Allen Brothers

Traveller Cars Durable and strong, our new low profile traveller cars glide reliably and effortlessly...

4 products Rutgerson
Rutgerson BL = 3000 KG
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / control tangs for sailboats (with ball bearings) BL = 3000 KG Rutgerson

Control the power! The mainsheet is one of the most exposed parts of a yacht’s equipment due to the extreme level of stress during sailing. The Rutgerson mainsheet system increases the durability...

Rutgerson BL = 4000 KG
With block BL = 4000 KG Rutgerson

Control the power! The mainsheet is one of the most exposed parts of a yacht’s equipment due to the extreme level of stress during sailing. The Rutgerson mainsheet system increases the durability...

Rutgerson BL = 4000 KG
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats BL = 4000 KG Rutgerson

Control the power! The mainsheet is one of the most exposed parts of a yacht’s equipment due to the extreme level of stress during sailing. The Rutgerson mainsheet system increases the durability...

Rutgerson BL = 4000 KG
Mainsail traveler with pivoting toggle for sailboats (with ball bearings) BL = 4000 KG Rutgerson

Control the power! The mainsheet is one of the most exposed parts of a yacht’s equipment due to the extreme level of stress during sailing. The Rutgerson mainsheet system increases the durability...

1 products RWO
RWO R6823
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats R6823 RWO

Description:Long Car Pivoting Shackle Category:Deck...

2 products Barton Marine
Barton Marine 18101
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats (with ball bearings) 18101 Barton Marine

Complementing Barton’s successful larger traveller range, the Dinghy traveller System uses proven recirculating Delrin ball...

Barton Marine 18105
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats 18105 Barton Marine

Complementing Barton’s successful larger traveller range, the Dinghy traveller System uses proven recirculating Delrin ball...

5 products Sprenger
OH MARINE EQUIPMENT
With block OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Mainsheet car with 10 mm shackles and control blocks * Our 42 mm travellers cover systems...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Our 42 mm travellers cover systems for mainsheet, genoa and spinnaker poles. They are available...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 2254
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / control tangs for sailboats (with ball bearings) 2254 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Choose the 22 / 30 mm travellers with recirculating balls if you want to adjust...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 2249
Mainsail traveler with eye strap / fixed sheaves for sailboats 2249 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Choose the 22 / 30 mm travellers with recirculating balls if you want to adjust...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 2260
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) 2260 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Choose the 22 / 30 mm travellers with recirculating balls if you want to adjust...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 2285
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) 2285 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Choose the 22 / 30 mm travellers with recirculating balls if you want to adjust...

1 products Cariboni
Cariboni
Sailboat mainsail hydraulic traveler Cariboni

A double acting hydraulic cylinder with twin rods fitted on a frame, has a complete self contained 1:2 purchase system for traveller cars. The...

6 products Master
Master TC-2702F
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) TC-2702F Master

Car and ball bearing races are in one mold by CNC machine; Surfaces are finished by Hard -anodized and all materials are UV protected and Anti-corrosion.Two rows of recirculating Torlon®...

Master TC-2704F
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) TC-2704F Master

Car and ball bearing races are in one mold by CNC machine; Surfaces are finished by Hard -anodized and all materials are UV protected and Anti-corrosion.Two rows of recirculating Torlon®...

Master TC-2701F
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats (with ball bearings) TC-2701F Master

Car and ball bearing races are in one mold by CNC machine; Surfaces are finished by Hard -anodized and all materials are UV protected and Anti-corrosion.Two rows of recirculating Torlon®...

Master TC-2202F
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / control tangs for sailboats (with ball bearings) TC-2202F Master

Car and ball bearing races are in one mold by CNC machine; Surfaces are finished by Hard -anodized and all materials are UV protected and...

Master TC-2204F
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle / fixed sheaves for sailboats (with ball bearings) TC-2204F Master

Car and ball bearing races are in one mold by CNC machine; Surfaces are finished by Hard -anodized and all materials are UV protected and...

Master TC-2201F
Mainsail traveler with pivoting shackle for sailboats (with ball bearings) TC-2201F Master

Car and ball bearing races are in one mold by CNC machine; Surfaces are finished by Hard -anodized and all materials are UV protected and...

2 products Nautos
1 products Tides Marine
video Tides Marine
High load Tides Marine

The Tides Marine Track and Slide System is a high-performance, low friction mainsail track and slide system built to handle the increased loads...

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