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I agree. The problem with the folding steps is two fold. One you can easily slip off them, and two, when you do slip, you are probably going to do some damage to your body on impacting on the folding steps. On the link you provided, imagine slipping on or being swung into the model K-11770-2S folding step- looks like it would do some serious damage.
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You've speculated twice now that self-impaling is a potential hazard -- do you know of any actual incidents or are you just theorizing?

I've been up and down my mast on these steps dozens of times, and I've never considered that as even a remote risk. The ends are about 1.5" wide x 3/4" thick, and don't come close to having kind of point on them.


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Re: Screw on the mast, Mast Steps

I put mast steps on one of my boats. Oops. To each their own, but I'll pass.
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Re: Screw on the mast, Mast Steps

OK - I may as well finish what I started. I just purchased a Mast Mate from Gary in Rockland ME.

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Re: Screw on the mast, Mast Steps

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Once you've given it a try, will you post a review?

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