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WEST MARINE Spreader Boots

Protect your sails from ripping or tearing on yourboat's spreaders with these soft injection-moldedUV-resistant synthetic rubber spreader boots. Theyfit wing and round spreaders, feature a smallerfrontal area for less wind resistance and havegreater surface area on the end to reduce sail chafing.They install quickly and easily over spreaderends and shrouds, and secure with self bondingrigging tape, Model 318600 (sold separately).Sold in pairs.
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Large, Fits Spreader Tips 3-1/4" x 1", Shrouds to 1/4" 9113473 SPRBOOTSL
In stock online.

$19.99

Medium, Fits Spreader Tips 2-1/4" x 11/16", Shrouds to 3/16" 9113481 SPRBOOTSM
In stock online.

$14.99

Small, Fits Spreader Tips 1-1/2" x 1/2", Shrouds to 1/8" 9113499 SPRBOOTSS
In stock online.

$14.99

Product Description

Protect your sails from ripping or tearing on yourboat's spreaders with these soft injection-moldedUV-resistant synthetic rubber spreader boots. Theyfit wing and round spreaders, feature a smallerfrontal area for less wind resistance and havegreater surface area on the end to reduce sail chafing.They install quickly and easily over spreaderends and shrouds, and secure with self bondingrigging tape, Model 318600 (sold separately).Sold in pairs.

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West MarineSpreader Boots
 
2.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (5)

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    (1)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Large boats (3)
  • Sailing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

First set lasted 5 years

The spreader boots were the only ones available that fit my 16 foot sailboat. After five years they began to become "gummy" and no longer could be used. However for the...Read complete review

The spreader boots were the only ones available that fit my 16 foot sailboat. After five years they began to become "gummy" and no longer could be used. However for the cost, they are certainly worth it, cheaper than a spreader punching through a sail!

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Spreader boots

I bought 2 sets of these spreader boots last spring for my J29. The first race we sailed with them we noticed the genoa was difficult to tack.
It was immediately apparent...Read complete review

I bought 2 sets of these spreader boots last spring for my J29. The first race we sailed with them we noticed the genoa was difficult to tack.
It was immediately apparent it was because the spreader boots were TOO soft and "sticky" not allowing the genoa to slide smoothly past. I sprayed them with McLube sailcoat and this helped until the Mclube wore off. At the end of the season these spreader boots were completely trashed. My previous spreader boots were "Taylor Made" and lasted 4 seasons with no problems.

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4.0

First set lasted 5 years

By Brian N.

from Long Island NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Spreader Boots:

The spreader boots were the only ones available that fit my 16 foot sailboat. After five years they began to become "gummy" and no longer could be used. However for the cost, they are certainly worth it, cheaper than a spreader punching through a sail!

 
5.0

Product worked well

By Don

from Bay St Louis Ms

About Me Conservative

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Protects sail

    Comments about Spreader Boots:

    Fit nicely on my spreaders

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    AS ADVERTISED

    By Ryan

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me Conservative

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Cushioning

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about Spreader Boots:

      Used on a Catalina 30, fits pretty well

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Max 1/4" shroud and they call it large?

      By GregH

      from Cape Canaveral, Florida

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats
          • Tiny Boats
          • Very Small Boats

          Comments about Spreader Boots:

          After a couple years these just disintegrate. You will be picking up pieces of the rubber from all over your deck.

          Even though they are clearly too small for the shrouds on my boat, this is what riggers have always wanted to use. But there must be something better than this for use by cruising sailboats.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Remember, it is sold in pairs.

          By Hilton

          from Guaruja, Brazil

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Sailing

          Comments about Spreader Boots:

          Bought more than I needed because it is not advised that it is sold in pairs. It is rubber made, so it sitcks to the genoa while tacking. Use a lot of tape otherwise it will be ripped of very quickly. Didn't fit well the lower spreader because it has two wires.

           
          5.0

          Perfect product, perfect timing

          By Born to sail

          from Port Jefferson, NY

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats

            Comments about Spreader Boots:

            Dimensions accurate, delivery quick.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Large Spreader Boots too small

            By Steve

            from Michigan

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Sailing

            Comments about Spreader Boots:

            The top and bottom on the large boots are designed to fit only one shroud. On my boat, I have two shrouds running through the spreader where I installed the boot. The top and bottom parts that fit over the shrouds do not fit smoothly as they seem to be designed for a single stay.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Doesn't last long

            By Popeye

            from Australia

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Spreader Boots:

              Nice looking but material not hard and slippery enough for the purpose, and therefore only lasts a season or two. Will try to put spreader tape on the outside first this time.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Doesn't fit round spreaders.

              By HarlanJr

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bad fit

                Best Uses

                • Sailing

                Comments about Spreader Boots:

                Does
                not fit well on round spreaders

                (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Spreader boots

                By Seefest

                from Dartmouth, Ma.

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Became sticky
                  • Broke down in sun
                  • Flimsy Construction
                  • Stuck to sail

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Spreader Boots:

                    I bought 2 sets of these spreader boots last spring for my J29. The first race we sailed with them we noticed the genoa was difficult to tack.
                    It was immediately apparent it was because the spreader boots were TOO soft and "sticky" not allowing the genoa to slide smoothly past. I sprayed them with McLube sailcoat and this helped until the Mclube wore off. At the end of the season these spreader boots were completely trashed. My previous spreader boots were "Taylor Made" and lasted 4 seasons with no problems.

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