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Old 12-13-2009
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I have to agree. I recently had a de-masting and learned a lot in the process. Other than taking a few inches off the base and sleeving a small area, a mast should never be overhauled. Its just one piece of extruded metal, multiple damage areas compromise the mast as a whole. It sounds like you need to bite the bullet and go with a new mast. If you decide to use a different mast from a different boat I would recommend that you make sure you are within 6 inches in height as that's what your boat was designed and rigged for. Any other variance could result in ????
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