I use a Harken self tacking traveller on my boat (2266) and it works beautifully. Track is attached to the thwart and is flat. Little friction when sheeting in unlike the old IYE travellers of old. Can’t comment on any others.
You might like to think about taking split tales , very cheap and effective . And yes it has taken over 10 variants to make work properly.
Thanks chaps. Nsm2 with a hoop... was just interested in Abby perceived or known issues with the cheaper Holt / allen system over the more pricey harken or ronstan. I've always been wary of cheaper blocks especially ratchet blocks so I guess the same for traveller?? You pays your money and takes your choice. Surprised no one had tried a Holt micro traveller for the hoop.....
Chris and John Have you got any photos of your systems? Can you post links to them? Much appreciated
Spratt, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send the pictures. Chris
Matt/ Douglas. Have sent. Chris
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