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post #4 of Old 05-06-2008
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Originally Posted by Eihli View Post
It looks like they are metal, I've seen the plastic spreader boots in the West Marine catalog and I don't think that's what these are.

I can't recall ever encountering metal bulbs at the ends of the spreaders. But I learn new things everyday.
Usually, the shroud is restrained in some manner at the spreader tip. Seizing wire or a special tip that is made for holding the wire captive. Then a boot is often placed over that to keep chafe from occurring when the sail lays against or drags over it.

Can you post a photo?
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