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Thank you for the reply Faster. My gooseneck is bolted onto the mast with 4 bolts. It shouldn't be to much to raise and I rather do that than alter the sail. ....
Do you know if the current bolts holding your gooseneck are backed up or threaded into nuts as opposed to simply threaded into the (rather thin) mast wall? If so (ie backed up in some way) can you duplicate that when you move it? This is a fitting that gets a bit of a workout, if you're going into the wall alone, rivets might be a better choice, but even they should have backing washers - difficult to do if the mast is rigged.
Understand your reluctance to start cutting up your sails.. and glad you're not looking to build a greenhouse!
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