Thanks for the responses. Are there any plate products that can be installed without lifting the mast out of the step? The one in sailingdog's photo looks like it surrounds the mast.I imagine I could have Garhauer make up a plate that would sandwich between the step and the mast, but that would require lifting the mast twice - once to template and once to install.
I'll take a photo of the step to show you guys.
Maybe I should try to rig the outhaul to lead back while I'm at it. It's currently only adjustable from the end of the boom, which means it never gets adjusted for the downwind legs when it would be nice to loosen it.
"Figment" 1978 Pearson 30 #1083