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If the spreaders weren't meticulously maintained, it is very likely that dry rot set in, and was the cause of the spreader failure. However, without seeing photos, it is hard to say what happened, since we don't know your boat, haven't seen your boat, and haven't seen the spreader.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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