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IYE traveler upgrade?

Jan 12, 2012
5
Lancer 36 Port Townsend
I'm looking to upgrade my traveler to get more purchase power? I have an IYE England traveler system and would like to find out if I can continue to use the 1 1/4" (32mm) track while switching to another manufacturers traveler components? Any ideas?
 
Feb 17, 2006
4,914
Lancer 27PS MCB Camp Pendleton KF6BL
I too have been looking to replace my traveler system. But I haven't really investigated too far. I need to take measurements and find out how much deck work would be involved to replace the rail and traveler.
 
Feb 2, 2015
1
Lancer Lancer 36 masthead sloop Port Townsend
Upgrade achieved

Garhauer out of Upland, CA worked with me to use my IYE track along with IYE travel car to upgrade to 4 to 1 purchase by designing new end cars along with new pulleys for existing travel car. Works great!
 
Aug 10, 2014
3
Lancer 44 Pilothouse Motorsailer Frankfort, MI
I've just replaced ours with a new IYE traveler and control ends from ProBoat in the UK. They're very pleasant to work with but shipping took about 3 weeks by Royal Post from England. I think IYE may be out of business, but ProBoat still sells a full range of their parts. The new travelers have aluminum wheels with ball bearings... much better that the original on my boat.

My Lancer 44 has the "C" series track. The parts come in various configurations for more or less mechanical advantage.

http://proboat.co.uk/item.asp?name=...y=Travellers_Cars&dep=1&prod_id=297&cat_id=10

http://proboat.co.uk/item.asp?name=...y=Travellers_Cars&dep=1&prod_id=298&cat_id=10