Originally Posted by JohnMaschek
Sorry I wasn't clear, the boot is still on the shroud that is off of the spreader. There could be part of the retainer still attached to the shroud and captured in the boot.
Does your CS36T have the ISOMAT spars? I was sure hoping to hear from someone with the same rigging as my 1982 CS36T.
I'll take your recommendation and order the spreader kits from RigRite.
Thanks for the input.
If the boot is stilll on the shroud, then the tip or parts of it are still inside the boot. Was the mast recently rigged perhaps someone failed to put the thru bolt in the tip and it was held in place only by the tape around the boot. The other possibility is that the tip fractured and worked out of the spreader tube, leaving the bolt in place - this would seem unlikely as I don't think they see much stress. But if I was going up the mast I'd have two replacements in my chair, if one actually broke, replace the other also. Confirm RigRite will let you return them if not needed.
You definetely want to take this discussion to CSOA...