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post #27 of Old 01-28-2010
St Anna
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I saw the result of a cat doing this. His mast step cracked and the mast jumped 2' across the deck - very close to going throug. He let go the traveller and main sheet, rounded up and saved the mast.

He was sitting awaiting a new welded mast step, sitting in paradise, enjoying the serenety. We moved on. I sometimes wonder how he got on.

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