Yes by laterally I meant fore and aft about an inch while sitting at the dock. The shrouds are tight, you have to exert a little muscle to get that movement and then they always return to same position which is dictated shroud tension.
I have Formica on the galley & head sink top areas only. The standing rigging appears to be in good condition but really don't know for a fact that it has been replaced. I will probably look seriously to replace for next season just so I do know for sure.
Same year as mine, maybe a different spec by original owner or someone has changed them out along the way. I have looked at Rig Rite's site and identified the spreader as a SP3 and the mast attachment plate I believe is on my boat as a K-11295. Now I just need to figure out The specs and...
Thanks all, so I climbed up a ladder and removed the tape....and didn't see what i expected at all. There is only one bolt/pin through each spreader. I say bolt/pin because starboard side has a pin and port side has a 1/4" bolt. Don't think I could stop the movement no matter what I do with a...
Doug, As there is tape wrapped around the spreaders at the mast end I'm sure that is obscuring the bolts( and who knows what else). I have the same thought regarding a ladder and am preparing a ladder with a foam " V shoe" that I will lash to the mast top and bottom, then cross tie to toe rail...
Thanks Frank, closer look and my spreaders have black tape wrapped around the spreader at the mast end so I am guessing the bolts are under that tape which is why I can't see them from the deck. Reason for tape there is another question I'll soon get answered...argh
Frank and Bigd, I went to the boat today and looked at the spreaders through binoculars but couldn't see where the bolts were. Are they on top of the spreader or? Also do you guys happen to know what size bolts as I would like to have a new set in hand when I go up there.
Thanks Bigd, I'm hoping simple for sure but somehow I doubt it. If there are locking nuts then don't know how they could work loose. Well I'll have a look see tomorrow weather permitting and try to get pics for review. Thanks again.
The plates attached to the mast look fine, the movement is just the spreader itself. Both lower spreaders have about an 1" or so movement out at the ends. I am guessing the through bolts are loose, guess its time to go up and have a close look.
Hi all, Recently acquired new old boat and yesterday while checking standing rigging tune I noticed I can move both lower spreaders fore and aft by push/pulling on shrouds. Should that movement be present ? If not any ideas on the fix ?