Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Mast climbing
I like the idea of mast steps. Attached is a design I drew up for the mast steps installed a couple of years ago. I have used them a lot and am very pleased with how they worked out. These are removable, which eliminates snagging and wind resistance. The steps and straps are easily constructed either at home or any local welding shop. I added some bolts to the design to hold the steps in the straps after losing one on the uplift of foot from one to the next. I also, of course, tie in around the mast. The material is 1-1/4" x 3/16" 316 SS, welded with s.s. rod. Attachments for bracket are 3/16" s.s. rivets and some 10-24 s.s. machine screws, threaded into mast.
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Last edited by smurphny; 11-25-2012 at 11:44 AM.