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Re: Can I cut my mast? (with pics)
Another vote for not cutting down your mast foot. The base of your mast looks to be in fine shape, ie., no corrosion. If the holes are a problem for the new Dwyer tabernacle then fill in the holes with an insert of similar material that goes inside the mast. I suppose you could even just put some epoxy and cloth in there to close up the holes.
As others have mentioned there may be implications you have not considered by 'lowering' the mast:
- lower boom
- re-cutting sails
- adjusting standing rigging sizes
- effect on boom vang?
The Laws of Unintended Consequences are pretty high and mighty.
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