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modifying spreaders wood to aluminum

Oct 19, 2020
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Cal 33 Toledo
Although I've got two brand new replacement wood spreaders made up for my Cal 34 Lapworth, does anybody know of any aluminum spreader swap outs for it?

I'll never have to worry about them rotting away again. Some places on line said they only go toward smaller boats.
 
Oct 22, 2014
15,699
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
Hi OffCourse. Welcome to the forum.

I replaced the wood spreaders with aluminum on my Cal35C. They were made by Ballenger Spar Systems in Watsonville CA. They are performing great.

 
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Oct 19, 2020
12
Cal 33 Toledo
Hi OffCourse. Welcome to the forum.

I replaced the wood spreaders with aluminum on my Cal35C. They were made by Ballenger Spar Systems in Watsonville CA. They are performing great.

Thank You John! I WILL check them out!
With my luck the past 5 years, I'd think MY wood ones would rot out in 4 years or under. : )
 
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Jan 1, 2006
5,950
Slickcraft 26 Greenport, NY
I had wooden spreaders on the Ranger 29. When I had the boat, they were 30 + years old and sound. The tops were in need of paint. I think they were spruce but I'm not sure.