Quick Release Pins

Published date: December 1, 2019
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

We all hate to mess with clevis pins right? Try ball lock pins. I use 1/4 " x 2" pins on the boom/mast gooseneck connection, the tack of the main, and to fasten the roller reefing drum to the bow. Never had one come loose but I recommned using long pins and install an elastic keeper on the pin ring. These REALLY speed up launching.

Pins can be ordered from M&E Marine. Item # 40736 @ 5.15 ea.

Also, install quick release lever at the base of the backstay. It significantly deceases the strain needed on the mast lowering system for releasing the forestay. M&E Marine Item # 43825 @ 38.95 ea.

Use quick release swivel snap shackles to connect the mast raising block to the foredeck and the main sheet block to the pedestal. These are rated at 2500 lbs. Model RF 6130 Order # 41130 @ 24.99 ea.

Lastly, add Pelican hooks to the aft end of the rear lifelines. Releasing the lifeline makes a world of difference when boarding the boat.

Published by: MS Classifieds

Model Year: 1998


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