BB   BALL BEARING TRAVELLER SYSTEMS

Smooth Control

Ronstan traveller systems deliver the performance required for optimising sail trim, responding quickly to changing conditions and getting the right balance from the loads on sails, rig and foils. Ronstan systems have been put to the test by Volvo Race teams, Vendée Globe challengers, and the professionals on the prestige international circuits who demand the highest performance and dependability, with no room for compromise.

Series 14 Series 19 Series 22 Series 26 Series 30 Series 42 Series 55
Ball Bearing Traveller Systems
BB   Ball Bearing Cars

Machined alloy car bodies provide high strength and durability with minimum weight. Low profile cars ensure that sheets and control lines run close to the deck. Highly efficient recirculating Torlon® ball bearing systems allow precision adjustment and control even in the most demanding conditions.

SR   Slide Rod Cars

Sliderod cars are suitable for static load applications where adjustment under load is not required and are machined from a dedicated alloy body profile.

Track Formats

7 track sizes are available in the standard product range, to match system specifications to individual requirements.

Beam track options are available for unsupported spans (cockpit, companionway, hatch, etc.).

Curved track can be supplied with bend in either horizontal or vertical plane. Minimum bend radius depends on car length.

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7 track sizes are available in the standard product range, to match system specifications to individual requirements. Standard low profile tracks have holes for adjustable track stops and cars with plunger stops. Also available in lightweight version with machined slots between fasteners to remove all non-essential material. Beam track options are available for unsupported spans (cockpit, companionway hatches, etc.). Curved track can be supplied with bend in either horizontal or vertical plane. Minimum bend radius depends on car length.
Machined alloy car bodies with alloy end caps provide high strength and durability with minimum weight. Low profile cars ensure that sheets and control lines run close to the deck. Highly efficient recirculating Torlon® ball bearing systems allow precision adjustment and control even in the most demanding conditions.
Sliderod genoa cars are machined from dedicated Sliderod body profiles for highest possible strength-to-weight ratio. They are used in applications where the sheet lead position does not require adjustment under load. Plunger stops can be locked in the “up” position, and installation and removal from tracks is fast and simple.
Car bodies are machined to precise specifications, then honed to an exceptional finish before being treated and anodised for maximum corrosion protection. Stainless steel elements are put through a special high energy finishing process to achieve a uniquely smooth edge and surface finish.
Cam cleat supports can be adjusted to the optimum cleating angle.
Low friction ball bearing control sheaves provide purchase systems for mainsheet travellers and genoa sheet lead adjustment. Sheave and becket addition kits are available for cars and track control ends to provide extra control line purchase where required.

I-BEAM TRAVELLER SYSTEMS

Simple & Reliable

The I-Beam series is a simple, reliable range of travellers. Strong stainless steel bodies with flared sides and angled ball bearing wheels provide high load capacity and smooth operation. Wheels and ball bearings are made of stainless steel and tracks are anodised aluminium.

Track Profile:
I Beam Traveller System Diagram

Series 19 Series 32

I-Beam Traveller System

T-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS

Tough, Lightweight and Low Profile

For small keel boats and sportsboats, T-Track jib lead and spinnaker pole slides are a great blend of performance and functionality in a simple, efficient package. Composite slide bodies with plunger stops run on anodised aluminium track, and allow quick and easy manual adjustment.

Track Profile:
T-Track Traveller System

Series 25 Series 32

T Track Traveller System
Integrated Functionality

The clever 2-piece car body is moulded from a composite material that delivers low friction on the alloy track without the need for separate inserts. It also provides the required mechanical strength without the weight and corrosion drawbacks of metal parts. An integrated becket at the forward end of the car suits 2:1 sheet systems and the removable threaded pin allows easy fitting of alternate blocks and accessories.

Low Profile and Compact

Sleek styling and the positioning of the attachment pin provide a low lead aft from the lead block. The Dyneema® Link allows full articulation. The plunger stop button has a flush finish and the contoured form of the car eliminates the chance of lines and sails becoming snagged.

Lightweight

Composite jib lead cars continue the design philosophy of the award winning Ronstan BB and RT Orbit Blocks™, with virtually all metal components now replaced with high-tech polymers and fibre equivalents. The car design has been modelled and optimised using finite element analysis and rapid prototyping techniques to achieve maximum strength-to-weight characteristics. Orbit Block™ models use a Dyneema® Link which is 10 times stronger and lighter than steel, to provide the articulated connection between block and car.

Precise Adjustment

The ergonomic plunger stop toggle combined with low friction of the car body allows for easy one-handed adjustment. The toggle is located at the rear of the car for easy access from the cockpit on sports boats and small keel boats. An arrow is located on the side to indicate the position of the stop for repeatable settings. A new ‘Racing’ track has 25mm (63/64”) stop hole spacing for even more precise control of the car position and sheeting angle.

T-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS
T-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS
T-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS
T-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS
T-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS
T-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS

C-TRACK TRAVELLER SYSTEMS

Strong & Low Profile

This stainless steel track is typically used on dinghies for jib sheet leads and adjustable hiking strap systems. It is also used for adjustable goosenecks and outhauls. Slides are made from chrome plated brass.

Track Profile:
C-Track Traveller System

Series 19 Series 27

C Track Traveller System