Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How to Install the Epic Laser Traveler

If you like your traveler; then you can keep your traveler.  But, if you are ready for something epic, the future is here. The Laser Epic Traveler by APS.

Made from New England’s Wire RopeReplacement, it is a double-braid Dyneema line.  Double braid means a better hold in the cleat with a higher resilience to UV damage, and of course, no stretch.

How does it work?

Our riggers splice a high-tech, six inch loop into the end; thus eliminating the potential for the tiller to get hung up on a bulky bowline.  Then, we use a 12:1 system with 1,000 lbs of pressure to ensure there will be no “set”, or elongation when the line is loaded up during sailing.  An end whip finishes off the inboard end for durability, and you are good to go.

Let’s see how to install it right: 

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