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Glenn VanHeel

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Spreader tips
« on: March 12, 2017, 05:03:03 AM »
As I have my boat home for spring cleaning and maintenance, I noticed as I was about to re-tape the spreaders tips (aluminum mast) that the stainless safety wire that hold in the shrouds to the spreader are starting to have a little metallurgic affect. Is there an alternate solution to this or is this the norm?
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Eric Jurado

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Re: Spreader tips
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 03:00:27 AM »
Hey Glenn! You may want to consider West Marine's Medium Spreader Boots (https://www.westmarine.com/west-marine--spreader-boots--P002_065_007_514). They're a good alternative and easy to replace when they wear out.
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Glenn VanHeel

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Re: Spreader tips
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 06:43:22 PM »
Thanks Eric,
 The question is, how do you attach the shrouds to the spreaders?
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Re: Spreader tips
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 04:16:00 AM »
I think everyone is doing the same thing using Seizing Wire.  I take mine off during the winter and on long trailering trips.