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I am willing to bet that the pitting and corrosion was caused by galvanic corrosion between a mast fitting, now long removed, and the mast. For corrosion to set in on a fresh water mast is fairly unusual otherwise.

I would fill the holes with thickened epoxy or have a rigging shop make up a reinforcing sleeve, if it really worries you.

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