Tommy Rogers wrote:
you could see the strain where it attaches to the mast. This morning mine broke, the aluminum weld began to tear.
Really odd. There is no load on the weld if rigged correctly. The pole is only in compression on the mast and there should be no bend force on the weld or mast connection.
Yes, the gin pole I made for my 17 was a 2x4, bungeed to the mast. Never slipped. The only problem with my mast stepper iii for my Getaway was, as I stated earlier, the bungee loop is too long and you've already addressed that.