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Bud Taplin
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James, Those two wires were specified by Westsail to be able to go up and stand on the spreader when coming into a reef strewn anchorage. Otherwise, they serve no purpose. If you properly lash the tip of the spreader to the upper shroud, and cover with a vinyl boot, that should be all you need.

I do not know why the rivet pulled out. There should be no force on the wire or plate except when standing on the spreader. Or possibly if you have a flag halyard attached to the underside of the spreader, and pull exceptionally hard on the flag halyard.

The spreaders should be angled up about 7 degrees from the horizontal when in position.

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