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Mull designed Freedom, 17 y.o. carbon fibre spar ???
Ditto on checking the Freedom email list on Sailnet. And check the archives for carbon fiber mast issues. I used to lurk on that list a couple of years ago before I bought my current boat and there were some stories on there about mast failures. If the mast has any cracks at all, have them checked out thoroughly. One fellow was told that the cracks in the mast of a boat he was looking at were cosmetic only -- and he subsequently lost the mast in rather benign conditions. Those carbon fiber jobs cost a small fortune to replace, too.
If the mast has been struck by lightning -- very bad.
It''s possible to have the masts x-rayed, but I have no idea of the cost of that.