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Old 13-07-2010, 12:19   #1
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Double Spreaders ?

just noticed my boat has 2 sets of spreaders, usualy the thompson t24 has only one. can someone explain why my boat has 2 sets? and what ar the benifits?

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Old 13-07-2010, 12:59   #2
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It will make your rigger, richer, quicker.

We have a twin spreader rig whilst the standard mast is one spreader. I have presumed its to support the extra weight of the inmast reefing gear.

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Old 13-07-2010, 13:14   #3
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makes sens in mast reefing gear!!
this is how my mast is designed.

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Old 13-07-2010, 15:15   #4
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sorry my mistake, I have no mainsail inmast reefing gear.
I got cunfused with inmast rigging.

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I don't know why your boat has twin spreeders, but I can sepcualtion as to some of the typical reasons.

More spreaders allow for a narrower mast. This is because the spreeders help to keep the mast "straight" so the mast doesn't need to be so ridged to hanndle the stress from the main sail. Narrower masts allow for lower turbulance, and thus better sailing ability from the main sail. Apperently, this is something racers worry about.

It also allows the mast to be more flexable, and more "tuneable". Again, something racers worry about.

Is that the case with your boat? I don't have a clue.
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the main sail is high but short at the base to clear the cockpit.

its all I know
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Also to allow tighter genoa sheeting angles. Important to racers and cruisers who like sailing fast.
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take a look at the big boys some time. they'll have three, four, even five spreaders.

I know a woman who won't date anyone whose rig is shy of three spreaders.
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take a look at the big boys some time. they'll have three, four, even five spreaders.

I know a woman who won't date anyone whose rig is shy of three spreaders.
so you saying the big boys get the chicks? or its the spreaders?

anyway thats an easy fix with pvc pipes, most women wont see a thing
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so you saying the big boys get the chicks? or its the spreaders?:
I wouldn't know, sadly. I've never had more than two sets of spreaders on any given boat. But I'm guessing the owners of those 5-spreader rigs are far more attractive than I am.
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I'm guessing here.

Three possibilities I can think of.

1. The boat was offered new with either 1 or 2 spreader rigs - the 2 spreader could be a taller 'race' version

2. Previous owner added additional rigging to strengthen the rig (going from 1 spreader rig to a 2). If this is the case you should be able to see where the original spreaders came from.

3. The previous owner broke the original rig and when he replaced it there happened to be a locally available mast section of the right length, but its moment of inertia value (Ix & Iy) was less than the original - so additional rigging was put on.

Take a look at the chainplates (inside) - do they look original? If so 1 is probably the case. If not 2 or 3 are candidates
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I'm guessing here.

Three possibilities I can think of.

1. The boat was offered new with either 1 or 2 spreader rigs - the 2 spreader could be a taller 'race' version

2. Previous owner added additional rigging to strengthen the rig (going from 1 spreader rig to a 2). If this is the case you should be able to see where the original spreaders came from.

3. The previous owner broke the original rig and when he replaced it there happened to be a locally available mast section of the right length, but its moment of inertia value (Ix & Iy) was less than the original - so additional rigging was put on.

Take a look at the chainplates (inside) - do they look original? If so 1 is probably the case. If not 2 or 3 are candidates
will do that tomorow and post, thanks
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This mast is original and has 2 sets of spreaders, unusual for T-24 also unusual is that the entier deck and cabine is wood.

all this is contradicting to available data on this boat.
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More spreaders, taller rig, bigger boat, fatter wallet, more women... fatter the wallet the younger the women... I think it's an algebraic equation.
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Shrouds go where ?
Does it have a Running Back Stay/s ?
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