New rigs will now come with an upgraded spreader bracket.
Having looked at several possible solutions we decided on the same old bracket as we needed to ensure the new one can retrofit all the older rigs should they fail. The new bracket is exactly the same fitting, except that we are now having it manufactured in 2.5mm stainless instead of the 2mm it was previously made from.
Fitting the little monkey has always been a bit tricky…unless you knew how it was done and had the right tools…When fitting these a few people have oversized the holes to make them fit which is a VERY bad thing and the road to eventually having to buy a new mast. This is not necessary if you get the bracket located properly. Just as soon as I get one in the shed I will video a “how to fix your spreader bracket” movie. Don’t expect any Oscar winning productions but hopefully if you are going to try this on your own you will have the secret!