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post #4 of Old 11-17-2010
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I've seen out-riggers on shimp boats about that size... The PO must have gone to a set of steel out-riggers and tossed that wooden one to were it lays.
This Mast (too you) could be a treasure if it is good... No splits? No rotted Knots? No rotting around where the fastenings use to be? No termites or other wood borers? If it "NO" to all of those questions, Yes it is a treasure of a find.
Have a cat boat? or slim it down for other day sailers? A top mast for a schooner? Or a flag pole in your front yard? Multable uses when your imagination is at work.
Have it inspected for any flaws and make good use if it... Wood will last for ages when it is taken good care of...

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