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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:47 pm 
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Hello Guys and Gals. First post. Been sailing for over 30 years, my first beach cat.
I just bought a mast step link kit, should I be using this with an old boat or just keep stepping the mast without it?
I don't want to mod the mast base and not have the step link not work. I read somewhere that older boats you have to replace the step. Im sailing all next week and don't want to screw this up. Thanks for your time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:57 pm 
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Links are FAR safer.

The kit has instructions on modifying the original "hook" version. No other parts are needed. You drill the pin out of the step casting, cut off the hook and drill a hole on the mast base nub.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:11 pm 
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I'm with Matt!!! Links are not only safer, but easier if you step the mast solo, it wasn't always easy to engage the hook- link's a piece of cake!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Easy mod, much safer stepping the mast.


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