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Repairing Mast Bend

Hi All: I have a trailerable Hunter 25 which I purchased used last year. After having a rigger assist me in tensioning the shrouds correctly as well as tensioning the forestay within the furler the mast rake was still excessive. According to the manual the rake should be 1 degree aft with the main halyard suspended 6" from the gooseneck on the mast (currently 11" leading to more weather helm). The rigger and I came to the conclusion the mast has been bent excessively. I will try tensioning the forestay again but failing that I am wondering is it possible without damaging the mast (aluminum) to straighten it out. Thank you in advance to any advice, Dijon
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