Spreader ends?

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Spreader ends?

Postby Kevin F » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:28 pm

I lost my port spreader on the last sail of the season. In looking for a replacement I noticed that some like my "original" have a plastic out board end with a grove for the wire stay to pass thru, where as some just have a slot cut in the metal. My question is which end is acceptable?
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Postby GreenLake » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:38 pm

Mine have just the slot.

I think either works - I would be careful that the distance between stay and mast isn't changed.
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Secure the end

Postby pnichols » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:02 pm

Another thing to consider is using a 1-2" piece of rigging wire to secure the end of the spreader to the shroud. You simply 'wind' it around the shroud and over the spreader so that it can to move up and down slightly but you won't lose a spreader. You can 'clean up' the end with some rigging tape.
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