I am working on mast pivoting solution - currently there is none, so it makes process of rising and lowering mast a great hassle.
Here is current setup:
Mast bottom edge has a wooden plug
It has plate with pin (knuckle) that supported with bigger plate with corresponding hole attached to the deck.
As you can see both parth are not connected to each other on any way, so it is a problem.
For making a hinge, I fabricated a U shape supporting bracket and it suppose to be cross-pin in the bottom of the mast.
I will drill corresponding holes later.
Here is my question - will this U-shape bracket (hinge) alone hold the mast secure enough or I need to leave original support knuckle-hole plates as well ?
Thanks a lot