I have been working on my new 1982 CS36T for several months and finally got a chance to put some load on the sails and rigging
this last weekend.
I have a new 150 genoa and main sail from North. We were really going fine to weather in 15-18 knts with the rail in the water. GPS
said we hit 6.8knts. I was looking up in the rigging
and noticed the port cap shroud had come off the the top spreader. Not a good feeling.
We managed to take load off the rig
without noticable damage to the mast. It was bent a little to starboard above the top spreader but we loosened the other shrouds and back stay and it appears to be more or less straight.
I have not been able to get up the mast to investigate, but it appears from the deck that there is a groove and a retainer in the spreader. Don't know how it came off.
Anyone know how the shrouds are connected to the spreaders?
Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
s/v Some of its Magic