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I have aluminium spreaders that have some type of plastic dowel in the end. That dowel has a hole drilled in it through which the stay goes through.
Last fall, when dropping the mast I broke off one of the plastic ends. I am about to drill out the remains and I was going to replace it with a hardwood dowel.
Now in reading the thread about using wood for spreaders I am not certain about using hardwood at all.

If I could find plastic I will use that but if not what do you folks suggest?

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Shout out to Rig Rite. I ordered a tip from them and the little brown padded envelope arrived about 5 days later. Other than the enclosed copy of my invoice it was empty. Somewhere in the UPS processing something big fell on the envelope and cut it open allowing the spreader tip to run away.
I called Rig Rite the next day and they shipped a replacement out immediately, this time with the same little envelope wrapped in packing tape.

Now to drill the old stuff out....

It is was -9C on Sunday and the Lakefront Promenade marina is still rock solid ice. I have a few weeks to go before launch.

Mississauga.ca - Discover Mississauga - Lakefront Promenade Marina
 
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