Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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What is a mast gate?
Did you buy it or fabricate?
What does it look like?
I bought it from CatalinaDirect.
This one is made specifically for Catalina 25 and 250, although the length of the rod needs to be customized for each boat with a grinder. The rod fills the slot up so the slugs do not fall out. But instead of stopping the slugs like a sail stop, they fall past the slot down to the boom.
This arrangement is not particularly good for trailer sailors because removing the gate before/after every sail is a bit of a pain. But for those who remove their sails seasonally, it's no problem.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)