Still having a ton of trouble with stepping my mast, with a friend helping. Yesterday I had the step link break after 2 attempts causing us to abandon the entire process. It seems when I get the mast near vertical, the mast base does not seat correctly in the mast step, actually seating a bit forward of where the bowl is. I had my friend try and push the mast base aft which sometimes works but not this time, so went to de-step and then link broke. DOH! I saw there were two bolt holes in the mast step link and I was using the outter one, which was a slightly larger opening. Could that be the cause for the mast base not seating properly?
So far mast stepping has been my biggest obstacle. Everything else is falling into place.
Also noticed a 1"x3" chunk of my mast track (comp tip portion) that had cracked off. I filed it down so the sail won't get caught on it's way up but any suggestions on how to repair that?