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Spreader Boots

My genoa needs them!

Thought this should be simple. But searching on the subject reveals no clear choice:
  • tape (not recommended because of trapping moisture)
  • plastic boots (don’t breathe? - but they look the simplest to install)
  • leather (seems preferred, but did those owners install/stitch them while dangling from a halyard?)
  • a polyester wraparound, with buckle (one more thing to snag?)
  • a wheel, mounted on the stay (installation with rig up?)
Please share your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks.
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Charlie Lincoln • Cathlamet, WA • Islander 28 #108
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