Hinged Mast Step
The hinged mast step makes it easier to raise that mast for those that find difficulty lifting it. Note that the base plug of the mast needs to be removed to insert the collar inside the mast. Also the hinged base may not line up with the holes for the existing mast base and so you will need to fill the old holes and drill out new ones. TIP You must raise the mast in line with the boat to avoid bending the hinged base – Weta suggest standing in the cockpit to raise it with a line taken around a block attached to the bow to hold it.