Diamond Spreaders sourcing

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by fhrussell, May 25, 2012.

  1. fhrussell
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    fhrussell Boatbuilder

    I am changing a rig and want to add diamond spreaders, replacing a traditional single spreader rig. Can anyone direct me to a good source? The mast is oval, 5.75 x 3.75.
    Thank you!
     
  2. Eric Sponberg
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    Eric Sponberg Senior Member

    Have you tried using hardware from Dwyer Aluminum Mast Co.? Link: https://www.dwyermast.com/searchResultItem.asp?ItemID=666.

    As you can see, they may three sizes of airfoil spreaders with associated hardware (look elsewhere on the site). For diamond wires, you simply pass the wire over the end of the spreader and tie it in place at the tip with stainless steel wire. Tangs top and bottom fasten to the mast for attaching the ends of the wires.

    Eric
     
  3. fhrussell
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    fhrussell Boatbuilder

    Thank you, Eric. I'll take a look. All the best!
     
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