Does your SCOD leak when sailing in a good breeze? The standard mast step is suspended under two wooden floors by two 3/8in bronze tie bolts. As our boats age, this set up is not sufficient to withstand the downward force of the mast, and leaks around the garboards in this area are common.
The Gates Smart Step is made of A4 stainless steel. Its three parts link the floors to the frames, and take the loading off the keel.
No shortening of the mast or lengthening of the rigging is required, and it is not visible above the cabin sole.
Price: around £985.00 + VAT