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slightly bent mast.

I bought an old Y-flyer yesterday basically for the trailer under it. It is in pretty bad shape. In fact, there is a fiberglass copy of the hull profile sitting on top of the old hull where someone had started to build a modern version of the boat by hand. The mast appears to have been strapped down across the bottom of that hull and pulled down hard enough to shape it over the hull.
Is it acceptable to place a mast that has a small bend in the middle across a curved surface and slowly pulll it back straight with straps? Should it be done a little at a time over a period of days, or all at once. The bend is not severe.
Thanks in advance!
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