Drilling holes in C&C 30 spreaders - safe?

Jun 7, 2021
7
C&C 30 Halifax
I recently drilled two 3/16" holes in each the spreaders on my 1973 C&C 30 to mount some new LED spreader lights. Should I be concerned with the structural integrity of them in any way? I didn't think about it until I had already drilled the holes and riveted the LED lights in. I should have used smaller holes, but I was in a rush to get them up before the mast is stepped and didn't put enough thought into it. The metal in the spreaders seems quite thick, but I just wanted to get some peace of mind!
 
Jan 1, 2006
6,088
Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
Rest easy ... spreaders are under compression and not really that much of it. But I wouldn't let anyone stand on them... it happens.
 
Jun 7, 2021
7
C&C 30 Halifax
Thanks for your input, I will be able to rest a bit easier! The boat is new to me and I’m probably overthinking things.