Useful not only for mainmast track, but also for clew outhauls, and hatch slides
Let's not get confused here(!). Traveller in UK English is a ring-like thing which goes along the bowsprit or mast. Traveler in US English is a horse in UK English! What we are talking about here are things which move along a mast or bowsprit.
I am usually unimpressed with the stick two bits of wood on the side of the gaff/gunter yard approach when it comes to locating it. This is mainly because we see too many of them broken. So we offer jaws in bronze.
Off the shelf mastbands. The bronze ones are OK up to about 1 ton. Warning - any craft over about 20 ft, these are unlikely to be strong enough as cranse irons.
We offer a number of different types of saddle, so before you start it may help to review this note on saddles WE ARE NOW FABRICATING ALL SADDLE BODIES IN STANLESS STEEL. SADDLES DESCRIBED AS BRONZE WILL ONLY HAVE THE LUGS (THE PART SHOWING THROUGH THE LEATHER) MADE FROM BRONZE. STAINLESS STEEL IS A LIGHTER AND STIFFER MATERIAL SO BETTER SUITED FOR THE PURPOSE.
Perhaps one of the most extensive ranges available anywhere - and if you need extra features, we can add those too.
Made in bronze, stainless and galvanised steel and available in a variety of sizes for use in goosenecks, as part of a gaff saddle, as a staysail boom end or whatever. We can also make up special castings or fabrications to suit your requirements.
Use these where the yard needs to lie right up against the mast. You may also want to consider jaws - often used on smaller craft.note
These are the connecting parts for attaching saddles to gaffs where it is not possible to include a stirrup type attachment for the throat halyard. This is typically the case with high peak and gunter saddles.
These are the halyard stirrup, sail attachment loop, and connecting bolt for a low peak gaffs. The throat halyard is attached to where the yard attaches to the saddle to ensure that adjusting the peak halyard doesn't alter the tension in the luff of the sail.
Well, parrel beads and span shackles aren't used in many other places.
A combined fitting for both the tack of the sail, and for reefing pennants.