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repairing dent on the mast


I unstepped the mast of my 30 years old, 29 ft boat for inspection and maintenance. When I removed the spreaders, I found a dent right under the spreader base, as seen in the pictures. I own the boat for two years only and I can't think of anything that could have caused that since I bought it. It was caused by a previous owner, so I don't know what is the history of that dent

My question is: is it something to worry about? Is the mast structurally weaker in this section? What can I do about this problem?

I talked to a rigger here who told me this is nothing serious and by enlarging the base of the spreader so that it spreads the load on that region the problem is solved. I'm not so confident about that, so I would like to hear more opinions about the issue.

Someone suggested me to fill that dent with epoxy mixed with fiberglass powder, is that a good idea?

I appreciate your opinion on the matter.
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