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How is the Traveler rail for main boom mounted?

Feb 14, 2020
11
Catalina 22 Lake Hefner
Just started restoring a 1977 Catalina 22. Question l have is how the rail mounted to the stern?
 
Mar 28, 2015
22
Catalina 18 273 Pine Beach NJ
The traveler that Catalina installs is a solid bar with the ends drilled and threaded on the inside with a bolt at each end. Go to the Catalina Direct website and look them up and you will see what I mean. They have them for sale there as parts or complete kits. There is no access that I know of to remove it or install one except by cutting a hole on the inside of the transom. Catalina Direct also sells stainless louvered plates to cover up these holes. You may gain access between the outer transom and cockpit liner from below and use a socket with a long extension if there is room and access to do that. If you don't have a traveler yet and are looking to add one there are sometimes used ones for sale on e-bay also.
 
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