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James & Jacqueline Best

After 2 years of refit hull #470(Eagle) is in the water. Have had some great sails especially last week 6.3-6.7 knots on a 4 hour broad reach 10-15km gusts to 20 at times. Problem, when I got back to the dock I noticed that the upper stay which runs from the end of the spreader to part way up the mast on a diagonal was slack. Climbing up I found the bracket attached to spreader had pulled out. The rigger had riveted the stainless plate and 1 of the rivets pulled out of aluminum spreader. The plans which I have donot show how the spreader is stopped from rising up the outside stay nor does the drawings indicate how this plate is attached to the spreader. Do you have drawings and why is there so much force on this very small wire (my rigger wants to know if there needs to be a design change or was it done incorrectly?

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