I just bought a [preowned] Bravo and am having trouble with the mast gate.
I raise the mast and close the gate but it doesn't line up with the bolt on the knob. I have to lean into the mast with my shoulder and most of the time I am not able to get the bolt to go into the gate. It is 1/16" to 1/4" off.
Can the gate be bent to line up with the bolt? Will it require heat or ? Could a different gate
be a different shape? Of course I don't want to buy one and have the same problem? Any suggestions? -- Tom
Pictures of my mast, gate and bolt can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40165501@N08/sets/