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Started by Tom G P 21, Apr 05, 2023, 08:32 PM
Quote from: Straander on Apr 07, 2023, 12:59 PMDang. Looks like according to that image below my spreaders diameter of 16mm is way too small for the smallest one of these.
QuotePosted by Riggerdood - Apr 08, 2023, 10:23 PMActually, looking at it right now, I might be able to reach the stbd spreader end from the garage roof, and not have to drop the mast. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
Quote from: Riggerdood on Apr 08, 2023, 10:23 PMActually, looking at it right now, I might be able to reach the stbd spreader end from the garage roof, and not have to drop the mast. I'll give it a try tomorrow.
Quote from: Riggerdood on Apr 07, 2023, 11:30 PMQuote from: Straander on Apr 07, 2023, 12:59 PMDang. Looks like according to that image below my spreaders diameter of 16mm is way too small for the smallest one of these.Hmmm, I seem to recall them having a similar chart for round spreader tubes? That chart is for flat spreaders, and the specs would be different for round ones. If you'd like, next time I have the mast down, I could take one off and wrap it around a piece of 5/8" tubing I have left over from another project, just as a test?
Quote from: Riggerdood on Apr 07, 2023, 11:30 PM
Quote from: DBthal on Apr 09, 2023, 08:00 AM Careful Tim!
Quote from: Riggerdood on Apr 11, 2023, 12:37 AMOK, lowered the mast today, and discovered an error in my previous posts: Rum Line's spreaders are 1-1/8" diameter, not the 1" I had remembered (it's been 2 years, OK?). The covers I bought are indeed part # 1050, the smallest ones they offer. As someone who used to sew stuff for a living, it's doubtful they could make one much smaller using the same design template, but I digress. The first pic shows it installed on Rum Line. It's about as snug as I can make it without overlapping the two sides, which it never occurred to me to try until about a minute after taking it off and putting it on the 5/8" piece of copper pipe in the second pic.Bottom line? I still think these could work on the P-165's 5/8" spreaders. Might not be the prettiest install, but given the way these things completely wrap around and encapsulate the spreader end/shroud, they wouldn't be going anywhere.One thing to keep in mind is that you still need a proper wire tie inside the cover, that keeps the shroud in the groove of the spreader end, but still allows it to slide freely.Let me know what you think.You cannot view this attachment.You cannot view this attachment.
Quote from: tjspiel on Apr 11, 2023, 12:23 PMOne thing I've learned from this thread is that the spreaders on P-18s (at least the old ones) are pretty small compared to other boats. I haven't measured them but I doubt the diameter is even 5/8. I'll have to measure tonight when I get home.
Quote from: Straander on Apr 11, 2023, 01:15 PMThank you. I think I will get them too.on your comment involving the wire tie: The P165 has a screw that you tighten in to keep the shrouds in the end of the spreaders. Is that the function you had in mind? Or Is the wire tie needed for something else?