brooks.glenn at comcast.net
Mon Sep 16 08:47:12 PDT 2019
I had a rigger retrofit new spreaders and brackets. Coat around $125 a couple of years ago.
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> On Sep 16, 2019, at 6:59 AM, Andrew Johns via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> We are getting our boat ready for some extended cruising, with some
> offshore passages in our future.
> I a few years ago I replaced the original wood spreaders with epoxy
> laminated white oak. At the same time, I had cracks welded up in the cast
> aluminum spreader bracket, where the upper flange meets the main portion of
> the casting. I'm unsure if that was from overtightening or fatigue.
> What is the group's consensus on the original wood spreader design?
> Considering our use, I'm unsure if we should stick to the original design,
> reinforce the original design, or retrofit an aluminum spreader?
> What have others done?
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