mast step

mast step

[′mast ‚step]
(naval architecture)
A wooden or steel foundation supporting a mast.
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The 22-year-old keel is heavier, the mast step moved back two feet, a bow sprit installed, the motor replaced and a new carbon rudder is due to be fitted soon.
In the lower hull, the bottom of the mast step, centerboard trunk and cockpit bailer were ground down until they were flush with the hull.
Cuts were then made around the cockpits, mast steps and centerboard trunks.
With sweptback spreaders, no backstay runners are required, but the crew has the ability to adjust mast rake before a race with the use of a shims under the mast step and by adjusting the forestay for tensioning or softening the rig.
The mast step and keel bolts are also secured to the frame.
He describes such aspects as fastenings, square frames and floors, mast steps and mast trusses, hull ornamentations, and rigging.
The triple spreader design incorporates spreader lights under the first set of spreaders and mast steps up to boom height.