Yes, the spacers are out of teak, (actualy out of the piece I cut off to make it narrower. They are like thick washers, as a matter of fact after splitting a few, I had to drill them out a lot so thr screws wouldn't split them since the spaces are pretty small and I used large screws. The top board is heald on at the 7 points I have the spacers, SS screws from the bottom. If the spacers don't work out, I just pull them out and use slightly shorter screws.
, Yes its for deploying ad retracting the wedge on Malibu's