[Public-List] Wooden spreaders

Gordon Laco mainstay at csolve.net
Mon Sep 16 17:26:01 PDT 2019

Right on Mark… the copper flashing would do the same thing, but more effectively, as the paint I described.

Gordon Laco

> On Sep 16, 2019, at 8:24 PM, Mark Seilis via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> I don't have much personal experience, but did read a couple of books by
> Lin and Larry Pardy recently. They sailed a wooden boat internationally for
> many years and seem very experienced.  Their recommendation for wooden
> spreaders was to cover the top of the spreaders with a thin copper
> flashing.  This would protect the wood from both UV damage and pooled
> water.
> Aluminum is of course pretty maintenance free, but wood does add alot of
> character.
> Fair winds and following seas...
> Mark
> Romp 358
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