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Brian Denney

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Spreader Mount
« on: April 03, 2017, 08:15:52 AM »
We have managed to bend the aluminum mount that runs thru the mast that the spreaders attach to. Will it cause any concern simply bending back into place? Obviously this is a pretty important part and breaking it under sail would be a very bad thing. Second question is does anyone know where to source a new one, or will I need to fabricate one myself?
Thanks - Brian
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Travis Gregory

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Re: Spreader Mount
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 10:38:17 PM »
My advice would be to check with Ballenger.  http://www.ballengerspars.com

Good luck! 

Brian Denney

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Re: Spreader Mount
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 07:13:17 AM »
Thanks Travis I will take a look. Also I looked at the U20 setup guide and I guess this spreader bar is stainless steel and not aluminum. Perhaps carefully bending back into place would not stress it as much as if it were aluminum.
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Don Corey

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Re: Spreader Mount
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 03:53:34 PM »
Sure, the spreader is stainless and can be bent back into shape with no problem, not out flat though.  Each side tips up a few degrees.  Sorry I did not see this post earlier............. Don
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