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Re: Spreaders advice needed
Spreader roots are rarely tightly 'fixed' since you need to be able to adjust the spreader tip height to bisect the shroud angles. I think the only reason to tape things up is to avoid snagging a sail while tacking, though some method of fixing the ultimate spreader tip height is usually required.
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