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Spreader Base Castings
C-34, C-36

Part #: Z2556
These cast aluminum spreaders bases are the interface between the flat base of the spreaders and the curved side of the mast. They are also thinner at the top than the bottom to accommodate the angle of the spreader above horizontal.
Boat Models:
• C-34
• C-36
Caution! Customers report finding remnants of broken spreader bases on deck and not knowing what they were. I can easily envision a helpful crew hosing down the deck after a rousing sail. Small pieces of the spreader base could easily be washed overboard without anyone noticing.

Inspecting the spreader bases and spreader bar should be on your list of items to check during every annual rig inspection.
It is critical these bases be in place. Without them, the compression load from the spreaders will be applied to just one point on the side of the mast rather than being distributed across the entire spreader base. Under the best of circumstances, accelerated wear will occur at this point. In the worst case scenario, high load at the point of contact could deform the side of the mast causing catastrophic failure.

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