Made in Iroko, with a 10 mm thick black polycarbonate rudder guide plate.
The body has been strengthened at the aft section that supports the mast, an area that was previously prone to splitting. The original brass rivet pin has been replaced with a far superior 5 mm stainless steel studding and held with domed nuts and washers. A big improvement on the original.
Comes in a sanded finish, complete with all fitting machine screws, nuts and washers, and also the split pin to lock the rudder and lanyard.
Mizen mast step. This is what it should look like, however there is an inherent weakness if the mast is allowed to thrash back and fore in a slack slot. Refer to my note on whipping the mast to take up this slack and if your boat is left on a mooring in a passage of water where there is a lot of traffic, causing lots of water disturbance, then take the mast out and lie it inside the boat, it’s this rolling of the boat in disturbed water that causes the mast to thrash around in its slot.