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Slug Gate

     
       
 

Having sewed up a gorgeous black and burgundy stack pack, it was time to solve the slug gate issue. As usual, something cheap and easy was required so I could get all the sail into the bag without having to stitch up an extra bit by the mast.

To close the gap I simly beat it into submission with a rubber mallet. I cut a small piece out of the mast, and attached same piece to the larger bit of ally with the clamping bolt going through. The profile fits into the mast and locks it all in place when the screw is tightened up.

     
       
 

 

mast slug gate

gate open...

     
 

gate closed and screwed in

     
         
 

Sea trials have so far proved successful. All in all a very easy mod with few tools. The bolt is just tapped into the mast. Happy days!