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Old 02-08-2015, 23:59   #1
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Spreader Bracket(s) 27' Ericson

I broke a spreader bracket on my 1971 Ericson 27, airfoil shape spreader. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:25   #2
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Re: Spreader Bracket(s) 27' Ericson

"Thinking" is commonly known as "the dangerous thing", but. If one side broke, how solid is the other? AKA might it make sense to replace both of them @ once, especially given that the mast is down at a time & place of your choosing.
As opposed to where it'll lay, if side #2 fails due to unspotted/invisible metal fatigue...

That, said... Riggers pretty commonly have both a bunch of spare & old masts sitting around which get cannibalized for parts, & or tubing sections. But you can also try boat aalvagers, used gear shops, etc.
"Good Old Boat" magazine has a list of 2nd hand gear shops.

Barring that, you could do some searches for DIY fabrication how-to's. And as a last resort, call Ericson, or have a new set custom made.

PS: Ericon's have a yacht owner's forum. So likely they have a good bit of wisdom on this too. That, plus, you may get lucky via their classifieds section.

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Old 03-08-2015, 03:23   #3
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Re: Spreader Bracket(s) 27' Ericson

RigRite has most old stuff in stock, tubes, spreaders and all the bits of obsolete stuff.

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Old 03-08-2015, 07:25   #4
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Re: Spreader Bracket(s) 27' Ericson

You might want to check with Ericson owners as well. The Starting Point on Ericson Yachts!
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