​custom built MastGates  &  Quick-Release Track-stoP  2016 R2AK 

Custom quotes to built to your needs.  Request a rod length to place the handle a distance away from under boom or below feed slot.  

We can also provide a long flex rod adapter or attach a stainless bifurcated tube to close off the feed slot opening.

I use 4" rod extension QRTS under my Potter-19 sliding boom to limit boom drop during reefing and to push & lock boom above my head while reefed for more cockpit head room.  Handy to setting up a tall boom tent.

$49.95  with aluminum 4" rod (add $0.50 per inch, over 4").
​$59.95  with threaded end & flex extension (add $0.50 per inch, over 8").
$99.95  with SS-316 bifurcated tube extension (add $1.oo per inch, over 4"). 



Sailors with wet, cold or arthritic hands, Stop cursing those cheap metal knob stops and buy our Easily Handel lock & release system.  

Two types of sailors need a Quick-Release Track-Stop" (QRTS).

1.  Thoses who don't need a mast gate, but just want to block the opening of their feed slot.

2. Thoses who want to place one under their sliding boom to limit drop drop during reefing and to increase head room while at rest by locking the boom above the feed slot.  (outer end of boom held horizontally with topping lift or the main halyard)

Our QRTS, uses a light weight dual action cam handle for providing clamping force with little effort.  

Paper clip art created by Tom Luque

StingySailor.com has posted my free DIY project, How to build a Tiller Lock.

(  https://stingysailor.com/2016/03/19/make-this-simple-low-cost-tiller-lock/  )

This is a handy addition when your not using an electronic auto helm.

Very few parts are needed.  The heart of the kit is a SS J-bolt, which I found at Parkrose Hardware store in Vancouver, WA.

MastGate's cleat protectors will prevent unintentional snags of your main sheet, lines, fishing net.  Protects your foot and horns from breaking when stepped on.
Adding a pull strap aids in removing the protectors or hang them away for storage.
Order as a kit or pre-assembled. Made in USA. 

Potter-15 user stated he no longer snags the main sheet on the stern cleats.

List of sailboats equipped with a MastGate:

Alajuela 38, Albin-57, American Sail A18, Astus-20.2, Aquarius, Balboa, Beneteau First 21 210 235 305 320 36.7 , Bristol, C&C 25 27 32 33 MK1 34 Landfall 38 40 , CC Landfall, Cal 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, Ericson, Flying Scott, Gloster-19, Gramplan, Hanse, H-boat, Harpoon 5.2, Helsen, Hotfoot-20, Hunter, IP-35,  Islander Freeport, J 22 24 27 29 30 80 J109, Kent Ranger 26, Kenyon, Lancer, Liberty 18, Lindenberg 22, Lockley, Lugger Leward 16, MacGregor, 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, Rhodes, Precision, Ranger, S2-7.9, Sabre 28, Sage 15 17, SageCat 15, Sanibel, San Juan, Sea Sprite, 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, Stiletto 27, Stuart Rhodes, Sturdee Cat, Tanzer, Tartan Thomas 35 3000, Tayana 37, Trapper 500, US Spars  Z 145, US Yacht-25,  Vagabond 17, Venture 17, Victoria 18, Vision 660, Voyager 20, Wayfarer 16, West Wight Potter 14 15 18 19, Windrider 17, Wylie 34, Yamaha 30, Zspar 701

MastGates.com / (360) 823-7751


3823 NW 32nd Ave

Camas, WA  98607.

New Product: cleat protectors.

Our Patented MastGate designs

​​​​​Bridge the sail-feed slot for Single-Handed-Sailing.

Balboa-26 sailor says:

"My MastGate fits and works perfectly. We reefed and unreefed 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!"

NorthSails ​Sailmaker says:
"I like your product very much.  I am a sailmaker for over 30 years and I always joked that most mast companies never figured out the sail / mast connection. "

Your product is slickest application out there. 
.... YachtShop.ca  will now clients to your site as a solution.

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.
Thanks again!"

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.  

(see other testimonials)​         (see MastGate photos)