Force 50 has wood masts and spreaders. I need to replace a lower spreader on the main mast
due to rot
and I am looking for suitable material (other than aluminum
In my research
, Sitka Spruce is the wood of choice but I cannot find any in the size that I need. The actual spreader dimensions are 1-11/16" thick, 7" wide and 62-5/8" long. I have found narrower and thinner material but nothing in the size I need.
I am considering replacing all the spreaders next year with aluminum
when the masts are coming down, just not ready to do that yet.
Any suggestions on where to find the spruce in Southern California
? (Aircraft Spruce and Ganhal Lumber
don't have it)
Is there a good substitute for the spruce that is more readily available?