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Old 08-11-2016, 06:11 AM   #19
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"old Taiwanese trawlers have honkin' huge cast bronze maststep hinges, as below"

The trick with these is to use 2 lines that will hold the mast P&S that are hinged on the same plane as the mast pin.

Then it cant swing left or right , and the steadying lines stay tight all the time.
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