Mast Gates:

A Balboa-26 sailor says "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!"

Bolt-rope sailors do not need gates, but  Sailors converting to sail slugs want to quickly reef and not want the sail to spill out onto the deck.  

When you want to reef  quickly and safely, you need a gateway to bridge over your open sail-feed slot.

No longer leave the safety of your cockpit.

Hoist, reef or flake your sail to the boom for a smaller sail pack.

Our patented designs allow us to build a single or dual Mast Gate for all aluminum extruded masts.  See our Cross Section Profile Chart.



Quick-Release Track-Stop (QRTS):

The worlds first & only track stop using a levered handle to achieve up to 500 pounds of locking force, even if your hand is wet, cold, or arthritic.

Many uses:

1.  While sailing, use it under a sliding boom to set your lower limit.

2.  When at dock or at anchor, push up boom to lock it above your head to increase head room.

3.  Can be used to lock-out the open feed slot for sailboats that do not need to reef.

Weighs 36 grams and will never jump overboard.


We guarantee your satisfaction with a one year warranty.

MastGates are custom built in the USA, using stainless steel 316.

Mast Gates & Track-stops


Page updated: June 30, 2015

List of sailboats equipped with a MastGate:

Alajuela 38, Albin-57, American Sail A18, Astus-20.2, Aquarius, Balboa, Beneteau, Bristol, C&C, CC, Cal, Cape Dory, Capri, Catalina, Chrysler, Clipper Marine, Columbia, Compac, Core Sound, Coronado, Cortez, Crown, C-36, Dwyer, Ericson, Flying Scott, Gloster-19, Gramplan, Hanse, Harpoon 5.2, Helsen, Hunter, Islander Freeport, J 22 24 29 30 80, Kent Ranger 26, Kenyon, Lancer, Liberty 18, Lockley, Lugger Leward 16, Newport 16, MacGregor, Merit 25, Mirage, Montgomery, Nancy's China 15.2, NG, Nightingale, Nordica 16, O day, o'day, Pacific Seacraft, Pearson, Rhodes, Precision, Ranger, Sabre 28, Sage 17,Sanibel, San Juan, Sea Sprite, Seidelmann 24, Schock 23.5, Seafarer 29, Seaward, Selden C264, Shields, Shipper, South Coast, Sovereign 17, Spacesailer, Sparcraft, Spartan, Stiletto 27, Stuart Rhodes, Sturdee Cat, Tanzer, Tartan Thomas 35 3000, US Spars  Z 145, Vagabond 17, Venture 17, Victoria 18, Vision 660, Wayfarer 16, West Wight Potter, Windrider 17Wylie 34, Zspar

MastGates.com / (360) 823-7751

Tom Luque

3823 NW 32nd Ave

Camas, WA  98607.

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