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1982 Cat 30- Wooden Spreaders

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  1. SaltyLife97

    SaltyLife97

    Joined Dec 14, 2017
    5 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    Stray Cat II Un Duck creek marina
    Ahoy everybody!

    My wife and myself just purchased a beautiful cat 30. Before we restep the mast next week, we are replacing the old wooden spreaders with new oak spreaders . No we don't want aluminum. If the old wood ones lasted that many years being an 82 model, I'm okay with that.
    My QUESTION is , I traced and cut out new spreaders and used the old one as a template , but I am confused on how the rigging slides through the hole at the tip of the spreader ? Do i also cut a slit at the end of the drilled hole for the standing rigging to slide into ? Thanks everybody.
    Fair winds and easy seas .
     


  2. Hayden Watson

    Hayden Watson

    Joined Apr 5, 2009
    508 posts, 102 likes
    Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs
    US Oak Harbor, WA
    Oak is not a good choice for spreaders. It is and open grained and much more prone to rot. The originals are spruce.
     


  3. lillia28

    lillia28

    Joined Jul 22, 2011
    127 posts, 22 likes
    Mariner Yacht Co.(NH) Mariner 28
    US Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    Deja Vu all over again!
     


  4. SaltyLife97

    SaltyLife97

    Joined Dec 14, 2017
    5 posts, 3 likes
    Catalina 30
    Stray Cat II Un Duck creek marina
    Thanks for the replies guys. Mast is already stepped. Used spruce. Everything went well. New bottom paint, zincs, and packing. Hitting the water this Friday .
     


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  5. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,733 posts, 168 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    Best of luck with your upcoming launch! Pics?
     



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