Patent Number: 6,305,497

Title: Mast ladder assembly

Abstract: A mast ladder for going up the mast of a sailing craft having a mast with a sail slide extending along the length of the mast including a halyard slide, a plurality of connecting rods, a top step and a plurality of universal steps. The mast ladder is raised by engaging the top step with the sail slide and attaching a connecting rod to the lower end of the top step and raising the top step. The top step, each universal step and halyard slide, engage the sail slide keeping the mast ladder against the mast and providing support to each step. As the mast ladder is raised the top step has a connecting rod attached to the lower end of the top step and to the first universal step at its left or right hand position, which are alternated with a connecting rod between each universal step with the halyard slide connected upside down to the last universal step allowing the mast ladder to rest on the halyard slide so that the work on the craft may be completed.

Inventors: Simon; Steve J. (Broomfield, CO)


International Classification: E06C 1/34 (20060101); E06C 9/04 (20060101); E06C 9/00 (20060101); E06C 1/38 (20060101); E06C 1/00 (20060101); E06C 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018