Mast Sleeve

I did a search topic on the Mast Sleeve. I have found that my Pin track is enlarged on the end the mast and the pin can just about force its way through the opening when lowering the mast. Has anyone tried the "Mast Sleeve" from the builder? Or any other tricks to fix the existing one? Thanks

Comments

I came really close to having the pin pull through and having my

I came really close to having the pin pull through and having my mast topple backwards, so I bought the mast sleeve and installed it. It really gives you a great peace of mind knowing there is no way the pin can possibly pull through next time you go to step the mast. It is also great to have if you have a loose rig and want to prevent the bottom of the mast from mushrooming. Only thing you have to be careful of is make sure you do not affect the mast rake by installing the sleeve too low on the mast. Here is a link to Gus Sails Tuning guide. The first section addresses mast rake: Gus Sails FS Tuning Guide Ryan Flynn FS 3020 Tampa, FL