1. cworley

    1976 E27 - Replacement Spreaders

    Hello - Need to replace the 2 aluminum spreaders on my 1976 E27, they have developed some pitting and do not look very dependable anymore. Does anyone know of a vendor who sells replacements? I have never replaced spreaders. Replacement looks relatively straight forward. Any suggestions...
  2. A

    E32 Scorpion Spreader Length?

    Just picked up an E32 Scorpion (project boat at this point) and the spreaders are missing. Anybody out there have a clue for the spreader length on these boats?
  3. bigd14

    E27 Spreader length?

    Does anyone know the exact length of the e27 spreaders? On close inspection it appears that my spreaders have been cut down (the edges are rough as if hacksawed). I will be installing new spreaders soon and want to know where to start. Thanks! Doug
  4. R

    E-27 broken Spreader Bracket

    I just sold my E-27 in anticipation of purchasing an E-30 Plus. The bad news is while inspecting the 27 with the new owner we discovered the spreader bracket had cracked. I've been doing the google search for some time to find a replacement and haven't had success. Any idea's? update...
  5. G

    e38 - 1981 - Mast Spreader Bars

    Hi All I need some help in trying to replace my mast spreader bars on a 1981 38' Ericson. I had read someplace the mast was manufactures by Lefiell, but I spoke with them and they claim not to have manufactured it and have no spreader bars. The bars look like a basic Aluminum rectangle bar...
  6. K

    Spreader 1972 Ericson

    Random is docked in Lorain, Ohio and in need of two new spreaders before Spring. Anyone know where we can purchase? Thanks. Kathy G.
  7. exoduse35

    Spreader replacement

    Hi all, I am currently rebuilding the mast on my 35-2. As part of this job the old spreders have got to go. The original specs and demensions are here in the tech, section so so far so good. Now the problem... The drawings call for 1 5/8" sitca spruce. I have searched high and low for a suplier...
  8. S

    E27 Broken Spreader Bracket

    Getting ready to step the mast today and what the hell, broken spreader bracket (not sure if that is the official name but the bracket that bolts to the mast that the spreaders attach to). I think it was likely broken through mishandeling during the mast take down last fall rather than fatigue...
  9. T

    Urgent question on E38 spreader

    Am about to step mast back into my e38 after rerigging. Stupid, I did not note how the intermediate and upper spreaders feed through spreader. On is fore and the other aft, split by a sacrificial divider. Any ideas? Am planning to step tomorrow am and would prefer not to have to go back up to...
  10. Shamwari

    Spreader question

    This may sound like a dumb question but I've been struggling with it for some time. I need to know which way the spreaders on a 39 attach. I think the round edge should face forward with the trailing edge being sharper, but this is because an airplane wing does it that way and may not be the...
  11. TS Farley

    spreader boots

    Hello all, One of the spreader boots on my 1975 Mk II 35' just disintegrated. Would anyone be able to recommend the best replacement brand/type? Vivian :egrin: TS Farley
  12. T

    Loose Spreader

    Went up the stick the other day to take the stuck anemonitor(or wind thingy) down and when I was at the spreaders I noticed that the port one was loose in it's pocket. So I checked the tension on the rig and found it a little light. I was wondering if the spreader is held tight by rig tension...
  13. E

    Ericson 35-2 Lower Spreader Replacement

    Inspection of the lower spreaders on my 1977 Ericson 35-2 has revealed some wear/deformation at inner end of the aluminium tappered spreader (that bolts onto protruding mounting hub welded to spar). Has anyone else experienced this problem and can recommend a suggested repair or better yet can...
  14. T

    mast repairs

    Hi, I started a post about a month ago regarding repairing/replacing a broken spreader bracket - here is the link http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?t=7781 Well, my dad and I took the mast down yesterday without any real trouble; The only thing was that the VHF...
  15. T

    Mast support without upper shroud

    I have an 1974 e27 and my starboard spreader bracket is broken. I am wondering if it is safe to go aloft to remove the bracket and spreader so that I can take in the broken pieces to be either used as a mold or to have it welded. What this would entail is having the upper shroud eased. Is...
  16. T

    Spreader shift

    Our E34 has had the lower starboard spreader shift upward about three to four inches on the standing rigging. When looked at from the front or back, she looks distinctly askew. Is this something that can be easily adjusted? Our marina - Point Roberts - has a mast tower which gives access to...
  17. mherrcat

    Spreader Boots

    Anyone have any experience with this product: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|118|107602|297680&id=214174 Looks like it might be easier to deal with than the Edson style leather boots that have to be stitched up. And they are cheaper. Three sizes: 1" dia., 1.5" dia. and...
  18. A

    I need a new spreader

    I am looking to replace the starboard lower spreader on my 1976 Ericson 35 mk 2. Does anyone know where I might obtain one? Any help on this is welcome.
  19. G

    Need spreader insert

    Somehow the plastic insert (not spreader boot) at the end of one of the spreaders on my 1983 E28+ has disappeared. They press in and are held in place with two screws. Does anyone know where I might find a replacement? Thanks. Gary
  20. S

    Spreader Boots

    Does anyone know if OEM style spreader boots are available? This is for an Olson 34 with Kenyon SP2 & SP3 spars. I could not find them on the rig rite site.
  21. Walt Lawrence

    E 39 spreader set upper & lower

    Hi all:egrin: I have a complete set, 2 lower-2upper, of spreaders built for my 39...I have upgraded to Lafiels, but these are in good condition and still very serviceable...they were built by a true craftsman. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/660050427.html Thanks, Walt Lawrence s/v Oh yeah
  22. S

    E39 Single spreader rig

    I just purchased a 1972 E39 flush deck. It's a project boat and needs a lot of attention. The boat has a single spreader, single aft lower and baby stay rig. It was apparently done at the factory (or when the boat was new). Rod rigged with Hood Gemini headfoil, but will replace with (probably)...
  23. R

    Seizing spreader tips?

    Question for all the rigging experts out there: When I step the mast complete with new standing rigging what is the process for seizing the shrouds to the spreaders? Should the seizing wire be tight to the shroud to lock it in or should it be loose enough to allow the wire to slide if it needs...
  24. D

    Spreader bracket needed for E25

    I need to replace a broken Spreader bracket on my 1977 E25. Does anyone have one, or know who makes replacements. Pic is of good one! thanks
  25. Rob Hessenius

    Spreader Bracket

    Murphy got me today. I dropped the stick with a couple of buddies. I broke the bracket that was bolted onto the mast on my E25. What I need to know is there a source to buy this part? Is it made of aluminum? I know I can have one made, but I was hoping that I didnt need to go through...
  26. Walt Lawrence

    correct method for securing spreader ends

    Hi all Just replaced my spreaders with new Lefiels and I would like to know what the concensus of opinion on securing the outboard ends to the strouds is....:) Wired on I suspect, but how does this take into account movement inherent in the tuning process....:confused: This site is the...
  27. treilley

    Spreader boots

    Does anyone make a spreader boot that will fit my wing-like spreaders or do people just make the round ones fit? Thanks
  28. Mariner's Honey

    Those Darn Ol' Spreader Brackets

    Hello Eircsonites, I'm a proud new owner of a 73' Ericson 29. Hade a great time sailing her down from Ventura to San Diego. But, on her first day in the bay I broke off the portside spreader. The spreader is fine but the bracket sheared right off. I've read some threads on this matter and it...
  29. C

    Spreader Arms

    I have just purchased an ericson 32-2 with wooden spreader arms and im looking for a source for aluminun arms. Has any ever changed the spreader arms on there boat and if so where did you find them.
  30. M

    E-23 Spreader Bracket For Sale

    I have an original cast aluminum port side spreader bracket in excellent condition for sale best offer. I do believe that these were used on e-25's and e-27's as well. :egrin:
  31. M

    E-23 Spreader Bracket Wanted

    I am looking for an E-23 spreader mounting bracket between spreader and mast. I need the port side bracket if anyone knows where I can find one, it would be great. It is a Sparcraft airfoil type setup and mine is broken. :confused:
  32. B

    mast ding! re-drill spreader holes???

    argghhh! if it ain't one thing... during trailering last fall one spreader half apparently took a load (yes, I should have removed spreaders prior to trailering- sigh)- I have a nickel-sized ding where one corner of the aluminum spreader 'baseplate' (?) dug into the actual mast. My...
  33. B

    re-drill/position spreader E-25??

    It's finally springtime in Alaska and I'm getting 'Sparkle Plenty' ready for the water. Trailering to her winter storage last fall she sustained a slight dent, or 'ding', on one side of the mast where the spreader mounts with two bolts- It's actually at the bolt hole where continuous pressure...
  34. J

    E-27 spreader brackets

    I'm getting ready to have some work done on the mast, and want to make new brackets for my speaders. The old one's we know the problems with them. So my question to all of you is I remember some photos of brackets that someone had made. I beleive they where fttp file at sailnet. shhhh. Does...
  35. D

    Spreader brackets/mast repair

    The port side spreader bracket is coming loose from the mast on my E26. Inspection reveals corrosion on the mast to the extent that it's a structural issue which needs to be fixed now. Two questions: (1) A local boat repair guy with a good reputation for honesty...
  36. Mark F

    spreader length

    I was at my boat the other day with a sailmaker (Santa Cruz Sails). He mentioned that my spreaders looked quite long. Anyone (Seth) know if the E23 Mk1 spreaders were overly long? Thanks, Mark
  37. T

    Replacement Spreader Boots

    I asked about these in another post but was hoping I would have better luck with the title line... Attached is a picture of what I have and am looking for. So far the only ones I have seen for sale that look like they might be suitable replacements are the canvas type with a strap and buckle and...
  38. S

    Spreader base bracket for E27 HELP!

    HI, everyone. I am in need of a spreader base bracket, (Port side) broke mine a couple days ago while climbing to install a windex. So far i have had no luck in finding this piece anywhere, places i have called are pacific seacfraft, RigRight, LeFiell manufacturing. Any help or sugestions...
  39. S

    Spreader base bracket for E27 HELP

    HI, everyone. I am in need of a spreader base bracket, (Port side) broke mine a couple days ago while climbing to install a windex. So far i have had no luck in finding this piece anywhere, places i have called are pacific seacfraft, RigRight, LeFiell manufacturing. Any help or sugestions...
  40. Luffin it

    Mast Crack at the spreader

    I've got a crack about 1.2" centered on the aft end of the speader bracket running vertical. Has anyone had this problem? Do I just need to build an alum patch. Drill a small hole on each end of the crack to stop it? Should I use some kind of glue to attach the patch and rivet it to the mast?:esad:
  41. Luffin it

    vertical cracks on mast at spreader bar monuts

    As I was replacing my spreader boots on our E-27 with Wheel, I notices a small crack in the mast on the aft edge of the mounting plate for the spreader. It looks as if it an inch an quarter long running vertical. What is the fix for this problem? Do you first pre-drill a small hole at each...
  42. M

    Spreader mounting bracket

  43. D

    New Spreader Lights?

    Our mast is off the boat right now, and I plan to replace all of the wiring and lights. I will probably stick with stock masthead and steaming lights, but the spreader lights I have now appear to be jury-rigged stern lights and are not very bright. Any one have any ideas on good replacements...
  44. J

    spreader end-caps broken

    any suggestions?:(
  45. M

    spreader base mast fitting

    Any one have any ideas about where to get a spreader base mast fitting for my 1976 E23. I broke my starboard one this last week while putting up the mast. I have manufactured a temporary one from steel, but won't really trust it in a blow. Thanks for any response. Great Forum.