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BF-3 Spreaders & Components


Isomat BF-3 Spreader Section
Outside Measurements (Maximum - Untapered): 74mm x 30mm
(2 7/8" x 1 3/16")
Outside Measurements (at tapered end): 58mm x 30mm
(2 5/16" x 1 3/16")
Inside Measurements: 53mm x 22mm (2 1/16" x 7/8")
Minimum Wall thickness: 2mm
Weight/M.: 1.20kg. - Weight/ft.: .804 lbs.
Moments of inertia: Ixx = 0.653", Iyy = 0.142"
Moments of inertia: Ixx = 27.2cm4, Iyy = 5.9cm4
Isomat BF-3 Spreader Section 

 


Please Note:
Early version of the BF-3 Spreader (pre-1985) had similar dimensions but had no 'tail'. Spreaders were supplied with a cut and welded taper (to 1 1/2" x 5/8"), and a welded tip. While the Old-style BF-3 Spreaders and extrusion are no longer available, the original welded tip, BF3-1XA, detailed below, is.  Note: Old-style BF-3 Spreaders and Spreader Bases are not compatible with the New-style BF-3 Spreaders or Spreader Bases shown here.

BF-3 Spreaders
Spreader Tips & Components
Spreader Bases & Components
Spreader Bars & Components
 


 
BF-3 Standard Spreader Assembly, Complete: BF3SAC-____:
Standard BF3 Spreader Assembly is anodized, Tapered, drilled for attachment to standard Cast Spreader Bases, and includes BF3-1K Spreader Tip Assembly. To order: specify maximum tube length, and sweepback angle (if any). Painted finishes are available on special order, specify color. Spreaders are also available cut and drilled to fit Spreader Bars as well, please specify part number of Spreader Bar, below.

 

BF-3 Standard Spreader Tube Only, Tapered & Drilled: BF3TT-____:
For replacement purposes when using original end fittings, BF3 Spreader Tubes are available anodized and Tapered with inboard angles cut, and drilled for attachment to standard Cast Spreader Bases and Tip. To order: specify maximum tube length, and sweepback angle (if any). Painted finishes are available on special order, specify color. Spreader Tubes are also available cut and drilled to fit Spreader Bars as well, please specify part number of Spreader Bar, below.

 

BF-3 Spreader Section, Clear Anodized: BF3CA-____:
BF3 Spreader Section is available clear anodized, but without taper or drilling at lengths up to 20'. To order: specify maximum length.

 


Spreader Tips & Components for BF3 Spreaders
Spreader Tip Assembly for BF-3 Spreader - Standard: BF3-1K:
Spreader Tip Assembly for Continuous Rigging features smooth Outer Tip to capture shrouds, and Inner Tip casting that rests against the Spreader Section and provides a seat for up to 2 shrouds. Kit includes Outer & Inner Tip Castings, Spreader Boot, & screw, for 1 spreader. For use on rigs with Continuous Shrouds up to 8mm (5/16") diameter.

 

Iso_spreader_tip_exploded

 

Outer Tip Casting for BF-3 Spreader: BF3-2:
Smooth Outer Tip Casting captures shrouds and fastens to Spreader with (1) #8 SS Screw.

 

BF3-2

Inner Tip Casting for BF-3 Spreader: BF3-3:
Inner Tip Casting provides seats for 2 shrouds and protects Spreader tube from chafe.

 

BF3-3

Spreader Boots for BF-3 Spreader: BF3-4P:
White molded vinyl boot protects sails from chafing against Continuous Spreader Tip. Spreader Boots are sold in pairs only.

 

Flag Halyard Eye for BF-3, Continuous Tip: BF3-5C:
Optional SS Flag Halyard Eye fits in slot on underside of Continuous Spreader Tip Casting BF3-2, and provides for attachment of Flag halyard with or without a block. For use with Standard (Continuous) Spreader Tips.

 


 

BF-3 J-bolt Spreader Tip: BF3-1XZA:
Spreader Tip with J-bolt Type Clamp for use with BF-3 Spreader. Anodized cast aluminum Tip includes 6mm J-bolt with locknut, Z-1481A, to capture the shroud. Compact Spreader Tip projects only 7/16" (12mm) from tube end. Z4119I

 

J-bolt w/ Locknut for BF-3 Spreader Tip: Z-1481A:
SS J-bolt is 2" (50mm) long with a 6mm thread and includes SS locknut. For use with BF3-1XZA Spreader Tip.

 

Z-1481A


Spreader Tip for BF-3 OLD-style Spreaders: BF3-1XA:
Spreader Tip for BF-3 Old-style Spreaders. Tip is welded to BF-3 Old-style Spreader tapered to 1 1/2" x 5/8". Cast aluminum Spreader Tip is (maximum) 1 1/2" long x 5/8" thick, and extends 7/8" beyond Spreader tube. Includes SS Cotter Pin to retain shroud. 304203
Please Note: Old-style BF-3 Spreader had similar dimensions to the current BF-3, but had no 'tail'. Old-style BF-3 Spreaders and extrusion are no longer available. Old-style BF-3 Spreaders and Spreader Bases are not compatible with the BF-3 Spreaders or Spreader Bases shown here.

 

Spreader Boots for BF-3 OLD-style Spreader Tip: BF3-4XP:
White molded vinyl boot protects sails from chafing against BF-3 OLD-style Spreader Tip. OLD-style Boot also covers shroud 1" above and below the Spreader Tip. Spreader Boots are sold in pairs only.

 


Discontinuous Spreader Tips for BF3 Spreaders
BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip w/ 8mm Pin: BF3-8A:
BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip w/ 9mm Pin: BF3-9A:
BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip w/ 10mm Pin: BF3-10A:
BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip w/ 12mm Pin: BF3-12A:

Standard Assembly provides horizontal pin for attachment of Discontinuous Shrouds. Includes anodized cast aluminum tip with horizontal pin and cotter pin. Unit projects (maximum) 1 9/16" (40mm) from end of spreader tube. Slot width (at pin) is 1 3/16" (30mm), pin center is 1" (25mm) from tube end.

 

BF3-8A

Casting Only for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip – 8mm: BF3-8:
Casting Only for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip – 9mm: BF3-9:
Casting Only for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip – 10mm: BF3-10:
Casting Only for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip – 12mm: BF3-12:
As BF3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip Assemblies above, but without pins.

 

8mm Pin for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip: BF3-8P:
9mm Pin for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip: BF3-9P:
10mm Pin for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip: BF3-10P:
12mm Pin for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip: BF3-12P:

Pins only for BF3 Standard Single Pin Discontinuous Spreader Tip Assemblies, above. Pins are 55mm (2 3/16") long.

 

BF3-12P

 

 

Spreader Boots for BF-3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip: BF3-4DP:
White molded vinyl boot protects sails from chafing against Standard Single Pin Discontinuous Spreader Tip, above. Spreader Boots are sold in pairs only.

 

Flag Halyard Eye for BF-3 Discontinuous Tip: BF3-5D:
Optional SS Flag Halyard Eye fits in slot on underside of Standard Discontinuous Spreader Tip Castings BF3-8 through BF3-12, above, and provides for attachment of Flag halyard with or without a block.

 


BF-3 Dual Pin Spreader Tip – 8mm/8mm: BF3-Z88A:
BF-3 Dual Pin Spreader Tip – 10mm/8mm: BF3-Z108A:
BF-3 Dual Pin Spreader Tip – 12mm/8mm: BF3-Z128A:
BF-3 Dual Pin Spreader Tip – 10mm/10mm: BF3-Z1010A:
BF-3 Dual Pin Spreader Tip – 12mm/10mm: BF3-Z1210A:
Dual Pin Spreader Tip for BF3 incorporates an 8, 10, or 12mm Pin outboard for the main shrouds, and an 8 or 10mm inboard Pin for intermediate shrouds, Pins are sold separately. Anodized cast aluminum Tip projects (maximum) 2 3/4" (70mm) from end of spreader tube. Slot width (at outboard pin) is 1 1/8" (28mm), pin center is 1 1/2" (38mm) from tube end. Inboard Pin has slot width of 7/16" (11mm), pin center is 1/2" (12mm) from tube end.  4120

 

BF3-Z108

8mm Pin for BF-3 Dual Pin Tip: BF3-Z8P:
10mm Pin for BF-3 Dual Pin Tip: BF3-Z10P:
12mm Pin for BF-3 Dual Pin Tip: BF3-Z12P:
SS Pins only for BF3 Dual Pin Discontinuous Spreader Tip, above. Pins are 53mm (2 1/16") long.

 

BF3-Z8P

 


BF-3 Stemball Seat Spreader Tip for 10mm Pin: BF3-10SA:
BF-3 Stemball Seat Spreader Tip for 12mm Pin: BF3-12SA:
Stemball Seat Spreader Tip for BF3 Spreader provides enclosed horizontal pin (sold separately) for attachment of Vertical Shrouds and recessed seat for Stemballs on Diagonal Shrouds up to 3/16" or 5mm. Anodized cast aluminum Tip is (maximum) 2 3/8" (60mm) wide and projects 3 3/8" (85mm) from end of spreader tube. Slot width is 1 7/16" (37mm), Pin center is 2 1/8" (54mm) from tube end, Stemball seat center (for 19mm Stemball head) is 3/4" (20mm) from tube end. As used on Beneteau Oceanis 361, 373, (lower spreader), and others.

 

10mm Pin for BF-3 Stemball Seat Spreader Tip: BF3-10SAP:
12mm Pin for BF-3 Stemball Seat Spreader Tip: BF3-12SAP:
SS Pins only for BF3 Discontinuous Spreader Tip with Stemball Seat, above. Pins are 56mm (2 1/4") long.

 


BF-3 Spreader Tip - Special Wide for 12mm Pin: BF3-12WA:
Special Wide Spreader Tip for BF3 incorporates a wide slot for a 12mm Pin (sold separately) used with Dermac Hinged Tip Cup Assembly. Anodized cast aluminum Tip projects (maximum) 1 5/8" (42mm) from end of spreader tube and is (maximum) 2 3/4" (70mm) wide. Slot width is 1 5/8" (42mm), pin center is 1" (25mm) from tube end. As used on Beneteau First 35s5, (lower spreader), and others.

 

12mm Pin for BF-3 Special Wide Tip Casting: BF4-12P:
SS Pin only for BF3 Wide Discontinuous Spreader Tip, above. Pin is 12mm x 72mm (2 7/8") long.

 

BF-3 Spreader Tip for ACMO Shroud Link: BF3-AC14:
Special Spreader Tip for BF3 incorporates a 14mm Pin (sold separately) in a rectangular slot for use with ACMO rectangular SS shroud link. Eye on V1 shroud attaches to 14mm Pin, ACMO shroud link (sold separately*) fits over eye and hinges on same 14mm Pin. Anodized cast aluminum Tip projects (maximum) 3" (75mm) from end of spreader tube. Slot measures 2 3/8" x 1 1/4" (60mm x 31mm), pin center is 1 1/4" (32mm) from tube end. *ACMO rectangular SS shroud links accept Stemball Turnbuckles for D2 and V2 shrouds, and are available in a variety of sizes depending on shroud diameters. As used on Beneteau First 35s7, (lower spreader), and others.

 

14mm Pin for BF-3 ACMO Tip Casting: BF3-AC14P:
SS Pin only for BF3 ACMO Discontinuous Spreader Tip, above. Pin is 14mm x 55mm (2 1/16") long.

 


BF-3 Spreader Tip for Navtec Tip Cup: BF3-NL528-12-22:
Special weld-on BF-3 Spreader Tip for use with Navtec Tip Cups for Discontinuous Rigging. Designed for Navtec L528 Spreader Tip Cups using -12 vertical uppers, and -12, -17, or -22 vertical lowers, unit is also suitable for other Tip Cups with similar dimensions. Machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum Bar stock, unit has a 1.760" Tip Cup hole, is .870" thick (at hole) and incorporates slot for anti-rotational lock pin on lower side. Universal Tip is suitable for Port or Starboard Spreaders when welded with lock pin slot down. Unit features appropriate clearances for Tip Cup and projects (maximum) 2  37/64" (65.55mm) from end of spreader tube. Tip Cup hole center is 1.50" (38.10mm) from tube end. 304204-3

 


Spreader Bases & Components for BF3 Spreaders
Spreader Base Clevis Pin: BF3-30:
Attaches BF3 Spreader to standard Cast Aluminum Base. SS Clevis Pin is 8mm diameter x 32mm (1 1/4") long.

 

BF3-30
Spreader Base Bushing, 12mm OD: BF3-31:
New Style Hard white plastic bushing fits newer Cast aluminum Spreader Bases with a 12mm (7/16") Bushing hole. Bushing is 12mm OD (7/16") x 8mm ID (5/16").

 

Old Spreader Base Bushing, 14mm OD - Plastic: BF3-31XP:
Old-Style Hard white plastic Bushing fits older Cast aluminum Spreader Bases with a 14mm (9/16") Bushing hole. Bushing is 14mm OD (9/16") x 8mm ID (5/16").

 

Old Spreader Base Bushing, 14mm OD - Rubber: BF3-31XR:
Old-Style Black Rubber Bushing fits older Cast aluminum Spreader Bases with a 14mm (9/16") Bushing hole. Bushing is 14mm OD (9/16") x 8mm ID (5/16"). This item is no longer available, having been replaced by the BF3-31XP Hard Plastic version, listed above.

 

Small Spreader Base for BF-3 Spreader - Port: BF3-35P:
Small Spreader Base for BF-3 Spreader - Starboard: BF3-35S:

Unique spreader base design incorporates (2) sockets for use with NG1 stemballs on lower and intermediate shrouds. Cast aluminum bases are welded to the mast and accommodate a variety of spreader angles depending on how the inboard spreader end is cut. BF3 Spreader is attached with (1) 8mm clevis pin which goes through a plastic bushing to allow for some shock loading. New Bases have hole for 12mm (7/16") OD Spreader Bushing, BF3-31. Base measures 4 1/2" high x (maximum) 3 1/2" long, and projects 3 3/4" out from the Mast. For use with NG-28 and NG-31 Mast Sections. Please specify Mast Section and port or starboard when ordering.

 

BF3-35P

 

 

Large Spreader Base for BF-3 Spreader - Port: BF3-36P:
Large Spreader Base for BF-3 Spreader - Starboard: BF3-36S:

Unique spreader base design incorporates (2) sockets for use with NG1 stemballs on lower and intermediate shrouds. Cast aluminum bases are welded to the mast and accommodate a variety of spreader angles depending on how the inboard spreader end is cut. BF3 Spreader is attached with (1) 8mm clevis pin which goes through a plastic bushing to allow for some shock loading. New Bases have hole for 12mm (7/16") OD Spreader Bushing, BF3-31. Base measures 4 1/2" high x (maximum) 4 1/4" long, and projects 3 3/4" out from the Mast. For use with NG-31 through NG-70 Mast Sections. Please specify Mast Section and port or starboard when ordering.

 

BF3-36P

 

 

BF3 Bolt-on Spreader Base - Port: BF3-37P:
BF3 Bolt-on Spreader Base - Starboard: BF3-37S:
Identical to BF3-36, above, but attaches to mast with (4) 6mm (1/4") rivets, and (1) 10mm (3/8") bolt going through the Mast. Not as strong as when welded, but especially suited for replacement in the field. Please specify Mast Section and port or starboard when ordering.

 

BF3-37P
NG1 Stemball Cup Washer: NG1-CW16:
Standard NG1 Stemball Cup Washer is used with swage and mechanical Stemballs in NG1 Mastheads, Spreader Bases and in other applications. Type 316 SS Cup Washer is 26mm (>1") OD x 16mm (5/8") ID x 11.5mm (7/16") high. This item is also available with smaller ID's for special applications.

 


Spreader Bars & Components for BF3 Spreaders
Aluminum Spreader Bars for BF3 Spreaders have been produced in a variety of configurations, and are sometimes machined for use with a variety of wire and rod Stemballs. They are also available in a variety of lengths and angles not listed here. For items not listed, please specify Mast Section, sweepback angle, and rigging configuration.
 
BF-3 Rectangular Aluminum Spreader Bar: BF3-40-__:
Original Rectangular Aluminum Bar for BF3 Spreaders is 20mm thick x 30mm wide. Available in a variety of lengths, and horizontal and vertical angles for replacement purposes. Standard vertical angle is 5, standard length is 400mm (15 3/4"). To Order: Specify angle aft, and (for special applications) alternate vertical angles.

 

 
Doubler Plate for BF-3 Rectangular Spreader Bar, NG Masts: BF3-40N:
Formed Aluminum Doubler Plate is contoured to fit the mast section and reinforces it for use with any size BF3-40 Rectangular Spreader Bar. Plate is (maximum) 4 3/8" (112mm) long x 2 9/16" (65mm) high x 3mm thick. Slot in plate is (maximum) 1 1/2" (38mm) long x 7/8" (22mm) wide. Plates (2 required) are attached to the mast with (4) 1/4" (6mm) rivets. For use with NG-31 and larger Mast sections. +52503

 

Doubler Plate for BF-3 Rectangular Spreader Bar, FM Masts: BF3-40F:
Formed Aluminum Doubler Plate is contoured to fit the mast section and reinforces it for use with any size BF3-40 Rectangular Spreader Bar. Plate is (maximum) 4 3/8" (112mm) long x 2 9/16" (65mm) high x 4mm thick. Slot in plate is (maximum) 1 1/2" (37mm) long x .810" (20mm) wide. Plates (2 required) are attached to the mast with (4) 1/4" (6mm) rivets. For use with FM-135 and larger Mast sections. As used on C&C 99. +52103

 


BF-3 Extruded Aluminum Spreader Bar: BF3-41-0:
New-style Extruded Aluminum Spreader Bar for BF3 Spreader is 7/8" (22mm) thick x 1 15/16" (49mm) wide x 12" (305mm) long, and incorporates a 5 degree vertical angle for 0 degree (in-line) Spreaders. Used with Mast Sections up to NG-70.

 

BF-3 Extruded Alu. Spreader Bar w/ Stemball Seats, FM230, 305 Mast: BF3-41-0SB-101:
New-style Extruded Aluminum Spreader Bar for FM-230 and FM-305 Masts and BF3 Spreaders incorporates seats for NG1 wire or rod Stemballs. Spreader Bar is 12" (305mm) long, and incorporates a 5 degree vertical angle for 0 degree (in-line) Spreaders. As used on Catalina 320, and others.

 

 

 

BF-3 Extruded Alu. Spreader Bar w/ Stemball Seats, NG-51 Mast: BF3-41-0SB-NG51:
New-style Extruded Aluminum Spreader Bar for BF3 Spreader is 13" (330mm) long, and incorporates a 5 degree vertical angle for 0 degree (in-line) Spreaders. Unit features NG1 Stemball Seats. Special for NG-51, and similar width Mast Sections. Note: This item is also available with Stemball Seats milled to fit a variety of Mast widths, please specify.

 

 

 

BF-3 Extruded Alu. Spreader Bar, 5 aft: BF3-41-5:
New-style Extruded Aluminum Spreader Bar for BF3 Spreader in rigs with a 5 degree aft spreader sweep. Bar is 7/8" (22mm) thick x 1 15/16" (49mm) wide x 15 1/2" (395mm) long, and incorporates a 5 degree vertical angle. As used on Catalina 387 (upper & lower).

 

BF-3 Extruded Alu. Spreader Bar w/ Stemball Seats: BF3-41-_SB:
New-style Extruded Aluminum Spreader Bar for BF3 Spreader is available in a variety of configurations. Bar is 7/8" (22mm) thick x 1 15/16" (49mm) wide x 16" (405mm) long, and incorporates a 5 degree vertical angle. Note: Pictured version has optional Stemball seats, specify rigging diameter and Mast Section.

 

BF-3 Extruded Alu. Spreader Bar, 25 aft, 0 up: BF3-41-25.0:
New-style Extruded Aluminum Spreader Bar for BF3 Spreader is 7/8" (22mm) thick x 1 15/16" (49mm) wide. Special version for Corsair F-27 Diamonds incorporates a 25 degree aft angle with 0 degree lift. Available separately, or as part of Corsair F-27 Diamond Kit, with Spreaders and/or Rigging.

 

Note: Aluminum Spreader Bars for BF3 Spreaders are also available in a variety of lengths and angles not listed here, and are sometimes machined for use with a variety of wire and rod Stemballs. When inquiring please specify Mast Section, sweepback angle, and rigging configuration. MMW/LOA; A105/307, B131/333, C146/348. AB4.93C 88E-HC

 


BF-3 SS Spreader Bar (FM135): BF3-43-88.5:
BF-3 SS Spreader Bar (FM195): BF3-43-96.5:
BF-3 SS Spreader Bar (FM230, FM305): BF3-43-101:
BF-3 SS Spreader Bar (FM385): BF3-43-111:
BF-3 SS Spreader Bar (NG37, FM460): BF3-43-115:
BF-3 SS Spreader Bar (NG46): BF3-43-120:
BF-3 SS Spreader Bar (FM580): BF3-43-121.5:
New-style cast SS Spreader Bar for BF3 Spreader incorporates seats for NG1 wire or rod Stemballs and is suitable for Spreaders angled up to 25 aft. SS Spreader Bar is (maximum) 1.275" (32.5mm) high x 2 3/4" (70.5mm) wide, and incorporates a 5 degree vertical angle. This item requires a contoured cut-out in the Mast wall, and is available in a variety of lengths for use with different Mast Sections. Standard sizes (lengths) are listed above, and denote the Mast width that these Bars are used with. Most units are marked with that length (length of center section). Used with Mast Sections up to FM-580, NG-46, and I-330. Attaches to Spreaders using standard Spreader Base Clevis Pins, BF3-30, above.
To order: Specify Bar length, Bar size (as marked), or Mast Section.
Please Note: This item is also available on a Custom basis in lengths for non-standard Mast Sections, Please specify.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doubler Plate for BF-3 SS Spreader Bar: BF3-43F:
Formed Aluminum Doubler Plate is contoured to fit the mast section and reinforces it for use with any size BF3-43 SS Spreader Bar. Plate is (maximum) 4 3/8" (112mm) long x 2 9/16" (65mm) high x 3mm thick. Slot in plate is (maximum) 2 3/4" (70.5mm) long x 1.3" (32.5mm) high. Plates (2 required) are attached to the mast with (4) 1/4" (6mm) rivets. For use with FM-135 and larger Mast sections. +52893

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