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MetalMast Mainsail Gates


Mainsail Gates & Slide Stops
Masts that use a track for Mainsail Sail Slides or Slugs (as opposed to a Boltrope) require a means of keeping the Sail Slides captive so that they don't fall out when the sail is lowered or reefed.

Mainsail Gates allow the Sail Slides to slide past the Gate entrance without falling out.
Mainsail Slide Stops are just that - Stops. They Stop the Sail Slides at whatever point they are placed, usually just above the slide entrance.

Listed below are Mainsail Gates and Slide Stops commonly used on MetalMast Marine Mast Sections.
Hinged Sail Gates
Thumbscrew Type Sail Gates
Mainsail Slide Stops
Sail Gates for Sailtrack
 

Hinged Sail Gates
Hinged Mainsail Gates are normally mounted above the height of the stacked mainsail slides, the sail is loaded by putting the lowest slide in first. When the Gate is closed the Mainsail is captive.
Hinged Mainsail Gate Assembly: MM MG-H1:
Hinged Mainsail Gate assembly fits a variety of older MetalMast Sections. Gate is 1 3/4" high x (maximum) 2 1/4" wide. Base is 1 3/4" wide x 11/16" high and projects (maximum) 1/2" from Mast surface. Base attaches to Mast with (2) #6 FH screws on 5/16" vertical centers. Extruded Aluminum Gate is easily distinguished from others of its type by the attachment holes being vertical and the fact of its being Extruded. Used on a variety of Spars built in the 1960's through the 1980's, Especially common on Pearson and Bristol Yachts.

 


Thumb Screw Type Sail Gates
Aluminum Mainsail Gate, 1 5/8" High: MM MG-A1:
Aluminum Mainsail Gate fits a variety of older MetalMast Sections. Formed, anodized Aluminum Gate is 1 5/8" high x 2" wide x 1/8" thick and is secured to Mast with (1) 1/4-20 Thumb screw (included), in slot that is 1/4" x 1 1/8" long.

 

SS Mainsail Gate, 1 3/4" High: MM MG-S1:
Stainless Steel Mainsail Gate fits a variety of newer MetalMast Sections. Gate is 1 3/4" high x (maximum) 1" wide and is secured to Mast with (1) 1/4-20 Thumb screw (included).

 

SS Mainsail Gate, 1 3/4" High - Wide: MM MG-S1W:
Stainless Steel Mainsail Gate fits a variety of newer MetalMast Sections. Gate is 1 3/4" high x (maximum) 1 1/2" wide and is secured to Mast with (1) 1/4-20 Thumb screw (included).

 

SS Mainsail Gate, 2 3/8" High: MM MG-S2:
Stainless Steel Mainsail Gate fits a variety of newer MetalMast Sections. Gate is 2 3/8" high x (maximum) 1" wide with slots on 1 3/4" centers, and is secured to Mast with (2) 1/4-20 Thumb screws (included).

 

 
 
SS Mainsail Gate, 3" High: MM MG-S2L:
Stainless Steel Mainsail Gate fits a variety of newer MetalMast Sections. Gate is 3" high x (maximum) 1" wide with slots on 1 7/8" centers, and is secured to Mast with (2) 1/4-20 Thumb screws (included).

 

  SS Thumbscrew for Mainsail Gate, 1/4": MM MG-S:
Stainless Steel Mainsail Gate Thumbscrew used with a variety of MetalMast Sections. SS Thumbscrew has 1/4-20 thread and is 1" long.

 

 

Sail Slide Stops for Boltrope Groove Track
Sail Slide Stop for Boltrope Groove: K-11198:
Sail Slide Stop works to keep sail slides from coming out of the sail entrance when the mainsail is lowered. Aluminum Slide Stop is 7/16" diameter x 1" long with a # 10-32 SS thumb screw, thumb screw features captive nylon washer to prevent damage to mast surface.

 


Sail Slide Stops for Internal Flat Track
Sail Slide Stop for 3/4" Flat Groove: K-11198-F6:
SS thumb screw in 3/4" wide Flat stop works to keep sail slides from coming out of the sail gate when the mainsail is lowered.

 

 

 

 

3/4" Sail Slide Stop: K-10424:
SS Spring Pin Sail Slide Stop fits all mast sections with track for 3/4" internal flat slides. Superior design allows Slide Stop to remain captive in mast track. Gate cutout (1 3/4" high) is made just 1" above SS Gooseneck bracket. Spring pin fits in 1/4" hole drilled at top of cutout, and slides down into recess beneath Gooseneck Bracket when Spring pin is pulled. This design allows sail slides to come as close as possible to the gooseneck while remaining in track, and eliminates problems associated with slides snagging while going past a normal sail gate. Plate is 2 1/2" long with a 1/4" spring pin. 73-97 6106 74-66

 

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7/8" / 15/16" Sail Slide Stop: K-10424L:
SS Spring Pin Sail Slide Stop fits all mast sections with track for 7/8" or 15/16" internal flat slides. Superior design allows Slide Stop to remain captive in mast track. Gate cutout (1 3/4" high) is made just 1" above SS Gooseneck bracket. Spring pin fits in 1/4" hole drilled at top of cutout, and slides down into recess beneath Gooseneck Bracket when Spring pin is pulled. This design allows sail slides to come as close as possible to the gooseneck while remaining in track, and eliminates problems associated with slides snagging while going past a normal sail gate. Plate is 2 1/2" long with a 1/4" spring pin. For use with all mast Sections using a 7/8" or 15/16" flat internal luff track.

 

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1" Sail Slide Stop: K-10424XL:
SS Spring Pin Sail Slide Stop fits all mast sections with track for 1" internal flat slides. Superior design allows Slide Stop to remain captive in mast track. Gate cutout (1 3/4" high) is made just 1" above SS Gooseneck bracket. Spring pin fits in 1/4" hole drilled at top of cutout, and slides down into recess beneath Gooseneck Bracket when Spring pin is pulled. This design allows sail slides to come as close as possible to the gooseneck while remaining in track, and eliminates problems associated with slides snagging while going past a normal sail gate. Plate is 2 1/2" long with a 1/4" spring pin. For use with Rig-Rite #8 and other mast Sections using a 1" flat internal luff track.

 


Sail Gates for Sailtrack
Hinged Gate Stop for Sailtrack: Sch 74-65X:
Hinged 'knife-switch' type Gate fits both 5/8" and 7/8" Sailtrack. SS Gate Assembly fits underneath Sailtrack and attaches to Mast with one of the Sailtrack attachment screws. Assembly is made from 3/8" stock and is (maximum) 2" wide with a hole for up to a #8 screw. Used on Masts with Sailtrack for the Mainsail and/or Trysail.

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