Deck or keel-step
Would it be more economical to convert an existing carbon deck-step mast to hog-step or convert the boat to deck-step? I'm sure someone out there has worked this one out!
From work I've had done in the past, I would estimate the carbon tube and spigot required would be around £90 /£100 plus a atube of sikaflex to convert your deck stepped mast to hog stepped yourself. Add some labour for a couple of hours if someone else would do the work but its incredibly easy to do.
What boat are we talking about?
Stuart Bates (MR3615)
That depends on the set-up of the boat. There are a number of boats that were converted to Deck Stepped by cutting an old hog stepped mast at the Deck Level, inserting a female Mast Foot (So that the Mast can be mounted on it, and securing it at deck level with a Tufnel Piece that went around the mast. The other controls woould need to be looked at, but if the boat has a strut then Lowers can be added that run out to the sidedeck in line with the mast and the Strut retained.
Thanks everyone, just running over a few ideas I have depending what boat I go for in the future. Any ideas who to talk to about supply of bits to adapt the mast to hog-step?
If you mail me I'll send you the details I last used,