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Colin Parkstone

Your find that the spreader bracket holds the spreaders at an upward angle to the mast, not 90d to the mast wall.
I would ease the end shroud holder off and run a tape measure from the head of the mast to the tip of the spreader, take note of measurement.
With the holder screw still loose, set up the rig tension with the genoa up and then measure from the head of the mast to the holder again and set the spreaders at the measurement from before.
Do up the screws.
When you have no genoa up the shrouds will be loose and will ease the shrouds and yes the spreaders will rise some but not an amount i worry about.
When ever you have the measurement tape up the mast to measure the rake, also lay the tape against the spreader tips to see if they are at the same height. Adjust if not. This will then allow the spreaders to hold the mast sideways the same on each tack!
Just Like That!!!!