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harbin2

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Spreaders swept back too far
« on: November 20, 2020, 02:13:17 PM »
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I have a 1988 P31-2.  I have two spreader related questions.
1. How are the spreader end caps removed from the spreader (I want to replace my intermediate and cap shrouds next spring)?
2. My shrouds are swept back too far - so far that the cap shroud chafes against the aft side of the hole in the sides of the mast that they run through.  Does anyone have advice on what might cause this and what they have done to fix it?  I'm currently assuming the "shock absorber" in the attached diagram is worn but I recently looked at a friend's 1987 P31-2 and his shrouds are centered in the holes - so I'm thinking shock absorber wear may not be the problem.
Thanks in advance.
Ron