I have a traveller which is secured by two ropes with sort of jam cleat on either side of the cross bar - i.e the traveller is fixed in place within the rail. Has anyone heard of this setup - is this a really early boat or has it been hacked up? There are definitely no holes in the cross bar where to bolt on the cam. .. am totally mystified, will post a photo as soon as I can work out how to do it.
That's the original traveller system on both the 14 and 16. A metal slide with 3 holes - one for the blocks and 2 for the traveller lines - and a Teflon bearing that lasts about 2 seconds under load.
It's probably the worst design ever imagined. If you want to have a working traveller, you need to replace it.