No. Not in the slightest.
It actually works too well. When you're traveled out and try to sheet in, the traveler will move instead of the mainsheet coming in.
The "French" boats do not have a "ball bearing system" - they have the same system that comes on the US boats - the traveler car has larger, brass roller bearings that work much better than the original stainless steel pins.
Steve - the way to test whether the track is worn or not is to lift up on the traveler car while moving it from side-to-side. If it rolls smoothly, then the track is OK. If it stutters or jumps, then the track is worn (assuming there aren't any bent roller pins).
that is a pity that its not even almost legal..
This is my fast and furious non legal racer
I meant to say brass roller pins.
cant I argue that the original stainless steel pin sliders are not available anymore, so therefore what other option do I have?
Unless you still get it in the US. Can you still buy the old system traveler.
I am a bit concerned that the system will work too well, since I haven't tested
anywho thanks for clearing up this matter.