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Old 04-10-2010, 13:57   #1
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ISO Pace-Edwards Mast Steps

ISO Pace-Edwards Mast Steps

So, Sasquatch, here.

My feet are way bigger than would be comfortable on the usual mast step.
One which is ideal, but no longer made, is Pace-Edwards. I first started
this
search about 4 years ago, and having seen someone else' boat with them has
prompted me to take keyboard in hand again.

Googling, finding, then calling and talking with the factory reveals that
they have not made them for many years (and this started 4 years ago!).
There seemed to be some interest in selling their tooling, so that someone
might address that niche market, but they've never followed up with me
despite many mails and calls.

Surely, someone/some joint, somewhere, has NOS, or perhaps, even, some
salvaged ones. I only need a single step, unless someone had about 20 of
them. That's Pace-Edwards, Made In USA, stamped on the foot area side "wings
(what makes them more comfy; it's wider by far than the standard mast step).

What makes these so good (for me) is a very large foot enclosure and base,
and rounded sides, kinder on the hands and feet when banged against or
pulled on as you go from one to the next. None I've seen of what's available
currently meet those standards.

In the long shot that someone knows of a potential source for these, or ones
meeting the same standards (footrest area 2x5.5 [footrest] x9 [height from
footrest to top]" inside measure, anodized aluminum or better), I'd very
much like to know about it. We want to get mast steps, but not something
which will be uncomfortable to climb or stand on for an extended period.

??

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responses to me directly at skipgundlach@gmail.com, or I may well not see
them.

Thanks.

L8R

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Old 04-10-2010, 14:08   #2
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You kidding? It's been two years since our mast steps arrived, and they're still not on the mast. It means I have the perfect excuse not to flake the main!
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Re: ISO Pace-Edwards Mast Steps


Several places where this has appeared have generated offers of looking in
salvage stores, but have no idea of what they look like, making a quickie
look around a bit challenging.

So, I have put up pix of my single step for perusal. You can find them by
clicking on my gallery in my signature, and then the obvious link into the
section dealing with this need.

You'll note, as commented in my original, that these are considerably larger
than the typical. There's a 2"+ rise before the diagonal part, almost 9" of
interior height, nearly 6" of footplate length (accommodating my wide feet)
and a full (I forgot to measure for the camera, sorry) 2" footplate depth.

Giveaways (if the preceding aren't enough) are the "Pace-Edwards" and "Made
in USA" stamped in the footplate area, plus the extrusion which has the
footplate grooves going the entire length of the fixture and, on the reverse
(outside), a sine-wave reinforcement, as seen in the pix, particularly the
end-on shot.

So, I just need one, but might take 20, if you found a source for it. As
before, writing directly to me skipgundlach@gmail.com is best to communicate
with me in such event.

Thanks!

L8R

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