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Heat it gently with a propane torch... add PB Blaster... bang it with a hammer a few times... repeat until you get results.
Remember, the butt of the mast has to take all of the load induced by the stay/shroud tension plus the weight of the mast. If the corrosion is bad enough you may have to look into getting the butt (bottom) of your mast redone. Not terribly cheap, but a fraction of the cost of a new mast.
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