Wichard is proud to include a new folding mast step in its products range. This new design is easy to install, safe and extremely robust.
Quick and easy to install: The Wichard mast step is specially designed to be easy to install. For mast profiles with a radius greater than 270mm, the rivet placement provides direct support against the side of the mast without having to modify the base. This makes installation both quicker and easier.
Safety: The Wichard mast step locks shut, ensuring that it will stay out of the way until you need it. The notched surface and end-piece give you a strong, stable support for your feet and reduce the risk of slipping. Lastly, the step is designed to avoid catching on clothes and sheets.
Both strong and lightweight: The materials used (PA 12) provide great resistance (the maximum crew-member weight for the system is 140kg) and UV resistance. Unlike stainless steel steps, the Wichard step will not corrode and it is much lighter (especially practical when used further up the mast). Finally, the angle of the step prevents any premature distortion over time.
Comfort: Once folded back, the mast step does not generate any noise or vibration during navigation.