Leathered Mast Traveller

Bronze Mast Traveller - Leathered

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This elegant welded bronze ring fitting is leathered. Unleathererd mast travellers are also available.

Bronze mast travellers are used on lug-rigged boats such as Iain Oughtred's Caledonian Yawl. The traveller controls the yard while hoisting and lowering the main sail, or when reefed.

The traveller hooks through a loop on the yard (gaff) and slides up and down the mast as the mainsail is hoisted. The ring stays approximately horizontal under load and thus slides with little friction.

A mast traveller should not jam during hoisting and lowering of the sail. When tension is on the halyard the ring is held in a horizontal plane, or at least at right angles to the line of the halyard. The ring itself does not have to be too strong since it is the halyard that is taking most of the load when sailing.

The internal diameter of the ring should be approximately 20 percent larger than the mast diameter to allow for free movement.

SKU Mast Diameter Leathered Ring ID Ring Gauge Hook Gauge
320267 2-3/4" (70mm) 3-1/4" (80mm) 1/4" (6mm) 5/16" (8mm)
320268 3-1/4" (80mm) 3-3/4" (95mm) 1/4" (6mm) 5/16" (8mm)
320269 3-5/8" (90mm) 4" (100mm) 1/4" (6mm) 5/16" (8mm)
320270 4" (100mm) TBC 5/16" (8mm) 5/16" (8mm)
320271 4-1/2" (110mm) TBC 5/16" (8mm) 3/8" (10mm)