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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
 
2.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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29%

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)
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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 West Marine Medium, Fits Spreader Tips 2-1/4" X 11/16", Shrouds To 3/16":

              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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