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 Post subject: Re: Mast Stepper III
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:24 pm 
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rmc100 wrote:
I have a question: for those of you using the Mast Stepper III in order to step the mast by yourself (on a trailer), what do you do once you pin the mast (in the down position, before you step it up) and half of the mast if hanging over the back of the boat? In the directions, they don't show you how this is handled.


When I step or unstep my mast single handed, I use a step ladder to hold the mast.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast Stepper III
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:06 am 
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RobDek wrote:
Let's see some pics of the damaged mast stepper.


As suspected....pure BS.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast Stepper III
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:51 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast Stepper III
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:20 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
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.

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