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Rain water coming in through the inside of the mast?
As always, I am impressed /w your post(s).
Of course, the deck (of a keel-stepped rig) must (have been) designed to support the Horizontal loading - and your (upper & lower) Gussets/Plates should take care of the Moment.
I was making a mountain out of a molehill.