I have two sets of spreaders( I don't have the lengths at hand to measure). In principle, which is best ? a longer spreader or a shorter one. Does it matter? Both are OEM by Catalina.
Thanks for comments! Barry
My understanding is that the shorter spreaders were recommended so that you could trim the jib tighter. However, I never saw a problem with the longer spreaders which should give greater stability. Shrouds need to be longer for the longer spreaders and shorter for the shorter spreaders. Unless you're in contention for the fleet championship, it's not worth changing.
Jboy144,(Capri14.2 1438 but now 909)