QuickRelease TrackStop (QRTS) has replaced the round knob types.
Sailors with wet, cold or arthritic hands curse those small metal knob stops and say good bye when they bounce overboard.
Welcome to our easily to use dual cam action locking & release system.
Places you will want to use a QRTS:
1. block the opening of their feed slot, because it is only a few inches above a fixed boom.
2. place one under a sliding boom to limit drop during reefing.
3. increase head room under boom by sliding it up mast while at rest. Release when ready to sail.
(note: to hold back end of boom up, use topping lift or halyard.)
Hard to believe, but Weight is similar to the round knob types, because our handle is made of a tough composite resin from Germany.
(Photo: Dan Phy in Montgomery 17)
01-01-2016 List of sailboats equipped with a MastGate:
Alajuela 38, Albin-57, American Sail A18, Archambault-31, Astus-20.2, Aquarius, Balboa, Beneteau First 21 25 210 235 305 320 36.7 , Bristol-24, C&C 25 27 32 33 34 Landfall 38 40 , CC Landfall, Cal 9.2 20 22 27 MK-3, Cape Dory Typhoon, Cape Dory 28, Capri 14.2 18 25 , Catalina 14.2 16.5 18 22 27 30 MK-3 34 36 310 320 380 350 , Chrysler 20 22 , Clipper Marine 21, Columbia 26 MK-2 28 , Compac 16 XL 19 MK-2 23 MK-3, Contessa 32, Core Sound 20, Coronado, Cortez 16, Crown 34, C-36, Dwyer, Edel IV, Ericson, Express-37, Flying Scott, Gloster-19, Gramplan, H-28, Hanse, H-boat, Harpoon 5.2, Helsen, Hotfoot-20, Hunter, IP-35, Islander Freeport, J 22 24 27 29 30 33 80 105 J109, Jeanneau Sunfast, Kent Ranger 26, Kenyon, Lancer, Liberty 18, Lindenberg 22 26, Lockley, Lugger Leward 16, MacGregor 25 M26S M26X M26M, Merit 25, Merrihome-26, Mirage 30, Montgomery, MV-25, Nancy's China 15.2, Newport 16, NG, Nightingale, Nordica 16, O day , Olsen-34, Pacific Seacraft, Pearson Ensign, PY-23, Rhodes, Precision, Ranger, S2-7.9, Sabre 28, Sage 15 17, SageCat 15, Sanibel, San Juan, Sea Sprite 23, Seidelmann 24, Schock 23.5, Seafarer 24 29, SeaSprite, Seaward, Selden C264, Shields, Shipper, South Coast, Sovereign 17, Spacesailer, Sparcraft FM385, S2 7.9, Spartan, SparCraft FM385, Starwind-19, Stiletto 27, Stuart Rhodes, Sturdee Cat, Tanzer, Tartan Thomas 23 35 3000, Tayana 37 42, Trapper 500, US Spars Z 145, US Yacht-25, Vagabond 17, Venture 17 25, Victoria 18, Vision 660, Voyager 20, Wayfarer 16, West Wight Potter 14 15 18 19, Windrider 17, Wylie 34, Yamaha 30, Young 6M, Zspar 701
Once you pop in a sliding 3D plastic insert into your feed slot, it never needs to be removed.
To add or remove sail slugs, pinch one end of insert together (reduces its diameter) while pushing to slide it in direction of pinch. To close, just slide insert back into position.
We currently modeled MastGates for:
*Catalina 18, 22, 380 *Capry 25; *Hunter 216; *SageCat 15, & Sage 17; J-109; Tayana 37; Tartan Thomas; Lindenberg and Dwyer *DM3 , *DM368 , *DM375; Z Spar 701 ; SparCraft FM385 ; Beneteau 36.7 .
call or text (360) 823-7751
c/o Tom Luque
3823 NW 32nd Ave
Camas, WA 98607.
2017 TO-DO-LIST: add a MastGate  360-823-7751
Our most useful and elegant design solution is our Internally hinge mounted, self closing MastGate (stainless steel 316). Once installed, it is a hands free, self closing operation, and no tools required for use.
We also have Externally mounted stainless MastGates for luff channels that can't fit an Internal MastGate.
Last year we added 3D printing to build custom plastic inserts for round and complex luff geometries to bridge the sail feed gap in your mast.
Paper clip art created by Tom Luque
Contact us for custom quotes to built to your needs.
We can also provide screw on adapter to add a nylon flex rod to change location of handle in mast.
On my West Wright Potter 19 I use 4" rod QRTS under sliding boom to limit boom drop during reefing and to lock boom above my head while reefed for more cockpit head room. Handy to setting up a tall boom tent.
Add Cleat Shield Protectors. Sailing & Safety:
Prevents unintentional snags during a jibe.
Snagging Fishing and anchor lines.
Hooking onto clothing or skin.
Prevent cleat horn breakage when stepping aboard.
Holds dock line from slipping off.
If you can not afford to spend $300 for Antal's 280 roller , please consider us!
Order our LOW COST, small boat solution to this age old snagging problem.
Place our expandable Cleat Shields around your cleat horns and your lines will sweep up & over without a hangup.
An elastic cord pulls the shield halves together for a firm attachment over a dock line and around the cleat horn. This aids in securing your dock line from slipping off. The pull string aids in removing and tethers to your finger to prevent loss. Hang them away for storage.
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Potter-15 user states he no longer snags the main sheet on stern cleats and a ComPac 16 sailor states he only needed one cleat shield to prevent hangups. I use them on all 7 of my Potter 19 cleats because of the utility and they are pleasing to look at. The bow anchor cleat is a much larger size version.
"My MastGate fits and works perfectly. We reefed and un-reefed several times in high wind while underway. Reefing has become a sail trimming option as opposed to something to be done ahead of time. Thank you!"
Chris K (US Yacht 25 “Chinook”)
The Internal MastGate ... ” I raised, lowered and reefed several times with no problems. It was the first time I’ve ever been able to actually go to the second reef, and it was easy at that. Great product.
John C (Beneteau 36.7) I used to worry about sending some one to the mast to baby sit the slugs.
Now I no longer think about lowering or raising sail since installing my carbon fiber MastGate insert.