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I recently placed the 1988 capri 14.2 I purchased on a mooring in Naragansett Bay. Yesterday, the 20+ breezes blew my mast off the mast base tearing the bottom 1.5 inches of aluminum off the mast.
Following a discussion with two friends, I have the following questions:
1. Although, a stay did not break, I am wondering whether I need to increase the diameter of the stays that came with the boat (or double them up, or add a front stay along with the furling jib, or was the problem related to lack of tensioning of the stay?
2. Can I saw the remainder of the torn aluminum off the mast resulting in a mast that is 1.5 inches shorter and adjust the stays accordingly?
As a sailing novice, any advice is greatly appreciated!