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Recently I managed to snag our genoa on one of our mast steps. Now I know that chafe and snagging has always been a problem with these things but I'd like to get some feedback on other people's solution. I've seen a couple of attempts to solve or at least mitigate the problem but would appreciate any other ideas.
The first and most obvious is the fitting of folding steps. Nice idea but ouch the cost. Our 34'er has eighteen of the things and could do with a couple more so I doubt I'm going to tear the existing off and replace with new.
I've seen on passing boats line attached to the steps and out to the shrouds but havn't worked out if those lines are rope or shock cord.
It's fair to say that only a couple of the steps are really any cause for concern so perhaps replacing those few with folding steps would be a solution also.
Any thoughts from anyone who has taken steps to solve this problem would be appreciated.
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Last edited by tdw; 01-28-2008 at 05:36 PM.