This unique locking clamp can mean a savings of $200 to over $800
worth of repairs and replacements in event of a dismasting during
capsize. This Safety Clamp is designed to be used in conjunction with
the mast securely tie-in rope on the deck. It is a back-up system in
case the tie-in system fails, comes undone or is too loose.
1. Tie the pennant to the threaded part of the mast step with a
bowline or two half hitches leaving plenty of slack.
2. Step mast and secure with traditional tie-in. Lift mast to be
certain the tie-in is snug and won’t allow mast base to rise more than
½” out of the mast cup.
3. Lock Safety Clamp just under thwart or thwart sleeve allowing
enough room for mast to swivel freely. Safety Clamp should be positioned
so mast cannot raise more than about ½”. Repeat steps 2 and 3 each time
you step the mast.
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