[Public-List] Spreaders

Dustin Hogard dustinhogard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 16:39:13 PDT 2019

Please take me of this list. Sold boat

On Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM Andrew Johns via Public-List <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Andrew
> #104
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