Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mast Step Problem
I was given an Ocean Yachts Islands 17. The mast plate is missing. Searching for one that resembles the specs has proven fruitless. The specs are also not detailed enough to indicate exactly how it attaches to the mast. There is also a chance the tongue on the bottom of the mast is damaged but without having seen how it is supposed to be, I can't know for sure. Obviously, if I can't step the mast, this boat is useless to me. So, I am hoping to find someone who has the same boat who would be willing to take pix of the bottom of the mast with and without the base plate. We can fabricate the plate if we knew what it should look like, how it should attach to the mast and whether or not the mast base is as it should be. Ideally, of course, I'd purchase the plate if I could find one.
I am new to sailing and not very familiar with the online community, so if you'd also be willing to spread the word, it would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Ei Leen; 03-09-2013 at 12:29 PM.