Tom Luque’s MastGate

Discuss the Jerry Montgomery designed pocket cruiser SAGE 15 (sloop) and SageCat (catboat version of the Sage 15)

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noel
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Tom Luque’s MastGate

#1 Post by noel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:04 pm

Installing a MastGate on the SageCat seems to make sense. No slugs dropping out when reefing. No need to venture forward to deal with the situation.

Any opinions for those sailing the Sage 15 regarding the need of the MastGate when sailing single handed?

Based on YTVideos, I like Tom’s designs. Simple and effective. Not sure if the pop-in model is available for the Sage 15. No holes to drill. No tools required to install or remove.

RickCA
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Re: Tom Luque’s MastGate

#2 Post by RickCA » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:45 pm

I have a new Sage 15 sloop and mine came with a MastGate - if not that exact product something very similar. I would be surprised if the SageCat is different.

Greg the Boatbuilder
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Re: Tom Luque’s MastGate

#3 Post by Greg the Boatbuilder » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:09 pm

Hi Tom,
Yes all the Sage 15's, Sagecats, and 17's come with a Mast gate installed when new. It is a very simple device that makes securing a sails slugs an easy task. Generally you would only use it when you first rig the boat for the day.

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Re: Tom Luque’s MastGate

#4 Post by Greg the Boatbuilder » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:11 pm

Also, the version we use does require a couple holes in the mast, but once installed it is a pop in/pop out kind of set up.

noel
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Re: Tom Luque’s MastGate

#5 Post by noel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:33 pm

Thanks Greg. The Sage15 and I are looking forward to sailing the cold waters of L. Superior.

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