Originally Posted by Bruce Hanson
Brings up a good point, why aren't the ends of spreaders vertically secured to stays? So much for standing on them for a better view!
Ours are positively clamped to the shrouds. Mains, upper and lower spreaders. Mizzen spreaders too.
Foot of the pictured spreader is probably broken or buckled. Zoom in looks bent outboard
of the socket.