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What’s going on with the end of our traveler?


Nov 7, 2020
C&C 39 Berkeley
We are refitting a 1973 C&C 39. Our traveler appears to have serious metal corrosion on the large metal end caps (not sure what to call these) at the starboard and port ends, where the blocks are affixed. These are also the terminus at each end for the furthers that the main traveling blocks can move.

Have you seen corrosion like this before? It was so flakey it looks more like mica or another striating stone!

Are replacements for these possible or will we have to replace the whole traveler?

Gory photos attached!



Jun 4, 2009
Pearson 530 Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
Looks to me like a home made part, without the most important part, the bumper for the car. There should be a rubber piece on the inboard end of each stop. I appears to be standard track, so the stops should be available, if you measure the track.