|Page 33||Modeling a Sailboat: Rigging / Spreaders|
Overview: Spreaders hold the rigging out from the mast.
Make an Ellipse as shown below at the upper mast block in the right view and Extrude it with the 'BothSides' option activated out a 'Distance' of 70 units, select it and show control points PtsOn.
Select the outer most control points and from the front view use the Scale2D and select the center of the Ellipse and type in a 'scale factor' of .5. Result shown from the perspective view below.
Turn off control points with PtOff and Mirror the spreader over using the center of the boat as the reflection plane and cap the ends with a PlanarSrf.