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Replacing old spreaders

We got our Tiger Cub in February. I knew the spreaders looked "tired" but after our first sail out in the Gulf I knew they weren't safe. My good friend Norm came over and we got the old ones off. This is what we found.



I sent the old spreaders off to another friend who had a nice solid piece of Teak and he made me a new set.



I put about 8 coats of varnish on 'em.



And Wednesday we put 'em back on the boat.





I've got the next three days off ........ I'm goin sailing!

DB
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Very nice

Our spreaders on "Grace" a Morgan 35 are due also. When we stepped the mast this spring I found some small dryrot voids. I patched with some west systems but when the mast is down I will make new. Did you do your project with the mast up?

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I paint the tops of my spreaders white to keep the sun and rain from deteriorating the varnish and later the wood.
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Did you do your project with the mast up?
Yes. It wasn't too difficult. Hardest part of the job was winching my friend Norm up the mast!

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I paint the tops of my spreaders white to keep the sun and rain from deteriorating the varnish and later the wood.
I had planned to do the same but ran out of time. We are planning to take the mast down next year for a compelte re-build (and I want to put a masthead light plus spreader lights in) and can paint the tops then. They are solid teak and should have some staying power.

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