MastGates are designed & built in USA  using Stainless-316 and 3D printed nylon or other plastics.


Which MastGate is right for you will depend on your mast's extrusion and how often you remove sail.


Our Internally mounted gate snaps closed after each slug insertion.  No tools needed for slug removal.


Externally mounted gates come in different styles:

Non-tethered;  Tethered with D-ring;  Tethered hinge.

Because there are so many mast extrusion variations and feed slot variations, we will custom build each order.


Many of our 3D printed nylon designs  can be seen at:  www.ShapeWays.com

bridging the gap for Single-handed sailing

Paper clip sailboat art created by Tom Luque (2014)

(Photo: Dan Phy in Montgomery sailboat)

Single handed sailing, Oh Yeah !

3D printed nylon & plastic MastGates have been in use for:

Catalina 14, 16, 18, 22, 25, 27, 30, 320,  380

MacGregor 26X , 26S, 26M ; Z-Spar 701
DWYER Mast: DM1, DM5, DM6, DM375, DM368,

​West Wight Potter: 14; 15; 18; 19

​Sanibel 18 ; Capry 25; Hunter 216;  J-109; Tayana 37; Tartan Thomas; Lindenberg 26; SparCraft FM385, F305 ; Beneteau 36.7 ; Jeneteau.


​Too many to list.  send requests to  info@MastGates.com 

Please include your phone number and sailboat year, make, model, and photos of feed slot.


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Stingy Sailor reviews 3D printed Catalina 22 MastGate & Quick-Release Track-Stop.


See many Nylon MastGates at ShapeWays.com .  Shipped World Wide from USA and from the Netherlands.  Stainless steel MastGates made in Washington, USA


Why is MastGate's design better?
Old idea: Use metal screws for Gate plate holding strength.

Problems:  constant galvanic corrosion between screws & mast.

Also, gate plate thickness causes obstruction for compression slides and cars.

Our patented design derives holding strength by conforming gates to the geometric contours of the mast's extrusion.

Galvanic corrosion is prevented by using nylon rivets or pins.


10-31-2017 List of sailboats equipped with a MastGate:

Alajuela 38, Albin-57, Albin Vega 27, Aloha 28, 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 , C&C Landfall 38, 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 23, 27, Cortez 16, Crown 34, C-36, Dwyer, Edel IV, Ericson, Express-37, Flying Scott, Gloster-19, Gramplan, H-28,  Hanse, H-boat, Harbor 20 , Harpoon 5.2, Helsen, Herman 17, Hotfoot-20, Hunter, IP-35,  Islander Freeport, J 22 24 27 29 30 33 80 105 J109, Jeanneau 37, Sunfast, Kent Ranger 26, Kenyon D, Lancer, Liberty 18, Lindenberg 22 26, Lockley, Lone Star 13, Lugger Leward 16, MacGregor 25 M26S M26X M26M, Merit 25, Merrihome-26,  Mirage 30, Montgomery, MV-25, Nancy's China 15.2,  Newport 16, Mk3 , NG , Nightingale, Nordica 16, O'Day Mariner, O'day Daysailer, 222 , Olsen-34, Pacific Seacraft, Pearson Ensign, PY-23,Precision 18, 23, R 20, Ranger 20, Rebel Spindrift 22 , Rhodes, S2-7.9, Sabre 28, Sage 15 17, SageCat 15, Sanibel, San Juan 23, 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, 223, Soveral 20 30, 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, Z-spar 701

sail boat slug track cover

email:  TomLuque@gmail.com

call or text   (360) 823-7751


MastGates

c/o Tom Luque

3823 NW 32nd Ave

Camas, WA  98607.

​​​​​​How often are you caught off guard to reef or change sail ?


Hey Tom, (Catalina 320)
It’s been working wonderfully.  I haven’t had any issues to speak of.  Thank you for the craftsmanship!
Billy Schroder | Player Relations | PGA TOUR 

Balboa-26 sailor says:

"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!"


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 direct 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.  

Please search YouTube.com for more "Luque Mastgates"  videos.
(see other testimonials)​         (see MastGate photos)​    (3D printed parts)