Mastcat Marine Llc
Cape Coral resident Mark Hendry has invented a mechanized mast-climbing device that is the first of its kind in the world, known as The Mast Cat Ascender. Some of the largest sailboat manufacturers and marine supply retailers in the country are waiting for this product to hit the market. Among the safety features built into this revolutionary ascender is a braking mechanism that won't allow the ascender to fall, an 8-wrap wench system, and a 4000-pound rope capacity that will accommodate a 350-pound weight maximum. And yet, remarkably, the all-aluminum Mast Cat will measure only 18 inches long, 3.5 to 4 inches wide, and weigh only 8 to 10 pounds. Its cable drums or pulleys are only 3" in diameter. As sleek and sure as a panther, its name reflects the design of both the powerful machine and its anodized casing.