[Public-List] [EXTERNAL] Public-List Digest, Vol 3920, Issue 2
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Mon Sep 16 14:20:14 PDT 2019
Sitka spruce? I don’t think any boatbuilders in any period in history used that wood for spreaders. Too soft, too rot prone; white oak is what Whitby used... earlier, black locust or elm. Spreaders require very hard wood, very stiff with high durability.
If a boat had Sitka spruce spreaders, that would be an error by a well meaning but ill informed subsequent owner.
Sorry for the over-long rather adamant response... rigging classic yachts is my trade.
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> On Sep 16, 2019, at 4:24 PM, Greenhouse, Matthew A. (GSFC-6650) via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> Andrew -- It is much better to go with aluminum spreaders and new brackets. The original stika spruce spreaders require annual maintenance. Although this doesn't require taking the mast down, keeping up with varnishing or painting them is very inconvenient.
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