Plenty of good old boats are still going strong but have worn-out deck gear. Mainsheet travelers are especially prone to the ravages of time; tracks get chewed up, cars and sheaves wear out, and increasing friction makes them less pleasant to use with every passing year. Harken offers a neat solution with its boxed-up, ready-to-install replacement traveler kits which include cars and end controls. Just buy the correct size and length of track and the necessary fasteners—not included in the kits because all boats have different requirements—and you’re good to go with a satisfying upgrade project. The kits are available in three sizes to suit boats from 20ft up to 60ft.
From $555. Harken, harken.com