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ranger 16 mast step

Jul 26, 2020
Ranger 16 Bellevue

I just bought an old Ranger 16 that needs some work. Making decent progress, but the mast step plate has come off. I put it back for now. Yesterday we tried stepping the mast but considering the mast is not fixed to the plate and there is little room, it is quite an ordeal. I wonder if I miss something that would make stepping easier.

Feb 21, 2013
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new Ranger 16 sailboat!!

Many O'day Daysailers have a hinged tabernacle just above the cubby. If your boat does not have one it is easy to do. If you do not have one you can purchase one from D&R Maine. DR Marine Product Detail

This thread with photos on raising a Ranger 20 mast might be helpful:

Jul 26, 2020
Ranger 16 Bellevue
Thank you. Very helpful. Since, I found this helpful guide. Unfortunately my mast has different diameter dimensions than the O'Day daysailer. I found an alternative here. There are definitely some options.
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