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Re: Survey found corrosion in mast
There's really insufficient information to give a definitive answer. Is this a market priced vessel? or a fire sale? Rhetorical...
There's paint still covering the base, I can't tell when I blow up the photo how deep that black spot is. Looks like it's shedding metal ? A shortened mast affects everything, rigging, sails, boom height, etc...it's a ripple effect.
I believe that "black spot" is where the mast wall is completely perforated. Shortening the mast MUST be offset by increasing the step height a corresponding amount - there is no other option or you would have to re-rig the entire boat.
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.