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Old 01-23-2007
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Also, if the foam absorbs any water...which it will, it will promote corrosion at the one place you really don't want it...the point where the mast is stressed by the deck. Good plan for spar failure if you do it that way.

The only real way to do it is to have only external halyards, and to have the mast be without unsealed holes... but that is both unrealistic and almost impossible...not to mention inconvenient as hell.
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