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  1. Spreader Connection Hardware

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hey all, I have a Mirage 27 from 1980 and its mast is down for the first time since 2003. I've done a fair bit of inspecting and all seems well apart from the curious nature of the spreader connections. Please see the attached photos. This does not look good to me. I can't really explain away...
  2. Refinishing Wooden Spreaders

    Gear & Maintenance
    Since I'm doing a bit of mast down rigging and replacing wiring/antenna, I have my wooden spreaders off. After a light sanding with a pad sander, they look very good but need a protective finish. The simplest is to varnish, sand, varnish, sand until I build up 6 coats or more. Another option...
  3. spreader replacement: bars or sleeves?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I need to replace my OEM spreaders on account of faulty, cast aluminum spreader brackets. OEM parts are no longer available. I have a choice between replacement spreaders that are supported by an internal spreader bar (which passes through the mast), and replacement spreaders that are supported...
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