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There are some problems with screws. First, many masts are too thin to take screws well. Second, with the screws cut to be flush with the inside of the mast, there isn't enough of a safety factor. Third, screws are far more prone to corrosion problems than are aluminum, stainless steel or monel pop rivets.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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