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I thought I replied to this but I guess it did not go through...
I checked out the same thing with Catalina a while back. I was going to have my mast cut down for bridge clearance. They said I could do it, but would lose some performance.
I guess my question is: WHo did the work? DId he take it to a reputable yard, have it demasted, cut and put back together by knowledgeable people? Or, did Billy Bob get a six pack of beer and a hack saw and mosey up the mast one Saturday Night??
Take the boat out on TWO test sails. One in typical conditions, another in a blow. How does the boat respond? Do you have enough of a weather helm? Is she balanced? Look up the mast. Does it have a good rake in it? Or, if it is roller furling, is it straight? Find a really good surveyor and have him look at it. If you do not know one, PM me and ask. I know a great one.
I personally would not have a problem with it if the above was ok. Given the circumstances, I would insist on two test sails though.