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Making your own Mast Steps

After three design attempts, came up with a step that is both lightweight and very strong.

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Hope it helps anyone thinking of doing the same.
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After three design attempts, came up with a step that is both lightweight and very strong.

https://youtu.be/CxBdzthBsEU

Hope it helps anyone thinking of doing the same.
Cool!
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Re: Making your own Mast Steps

Never saw a rivet gun like that, is it easier to use than the squeeze type?
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Never saw a rivet gun like that, is it easier to use than the squeeze type?
Much easier for larger rivets... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUT...72.m2749.l2649
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Fine job, well done!
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How far apart are the steps?

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How far apart are the steps?
15 inches apart. Recommendation is a little less but I found this comfortable enough.
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Re: Making your own Mast Steps

Any guess how much each step weighs? I would be interested in how much weight aloft there actually is.

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Any guess how much each step weighs? I would be interested in how much weight aloft there actually is.
4 Ounces including rivets X 22 = 5.5 pounds, so not too bad.
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