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Choey Lee masts are built of four pieces of Sitka spruce- the glue line is the most likely point of failure. If you inspect the mast very carefully, you can usually catch the glue failure early and re-glue easily. Go to West Marine, get some Git Rot, clran out any loose material and let the Git Rot flow into the opening. You may have to go over the glue line a few times before the Git Rot fills the crack level withe surface. For larger cracks, you may need to push some thread down to create a dam so that the Git Rot has a chance to soak in and set up.
I owned a CL Newell Cadet for almost 20 years and never had a problem with a glue line repaired with this method.