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Re: Survey found corrosion in mast
The surveyor thought the cure might be to cut off the bottom of the mast, and fabricate a step thick enough to make up the difference. Brewgyver
I did that with the keel stepped mast on my boat - took 2" off it and made the new step 2"thicker - it needed a new step anyway so it was no biggy.
Yours is different in that you have those halyard exit boxes right where it will have to be trimmed - they will need to be reinstalled higher as well. Good luck getting the fasteners out of them.
Either get a big discount on the boat to cover all the work or keep looking. Paying pros to do it all will be $$$$$.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.