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Greetings folks,.....I am re-rigging my boat and will be converting a mast section from mast head to fractional rigged.
I'd be interested in what boat you're doing this to and what dimensions you are going to vis-a-vis the original rig. This could significantly shift the C of E of the sailplan if the mast isn't relocated at the same time. Details?....
As far as putting the taper in, strength/wisdom issues aside I believe it's usually done by cutting a vertical wedge in the leading edge, squeezing the section together again and welding the resulting seam.
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