The design of the spreader ends varies with rig type, the number of spreaders, and whether the lateral rigging is linked or continuous.
Spreader end for linked lateral rigging on 30-70 ft yachts Minimal distance from shroud to edge of spreader end. Makes for improved jib trim. Jib can be sheeted close to shroud. Large, smooth surface. Gentle on the sail. No tape required. No split pins to catch sails or halyards. Works with both wire and rod rigging featuring stemball terminals.
Few parts. Easy to assemble. Vertical and diagonal loads well balanced in spreader end. Makes for less stress throughout spreader assembly. Lighter than tip-cup versions and most other comparable spreader ends. Cast stainless steel, AISI316.