I went down to Seward early this week to help Gary instal a new traveler on Maniac and do some work to get ready for the upcoming sailing season.  The new traveler (pictures above) was actually quite easy to install and should help us avoid the extended periods of sloppy sails that plagued our races last season.  For an example check out the video at this link.   After the ease of installing the traveler I guess we were due for some drama, which manifested itself as a leaky mechanical seal (pictured bellow) that let about 25 gallons of water into the cabin before being caught and fixed.  All in all a brief trip to Seward that served to build excitement for getting out on the water in a couple of weeks.