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Not a problem! If the wind is apply just 5 pounds per square foot on the sails, and you have 300 square feet of sail, that's 1500 pounds on the mast system and it all has to go somewhere. 1/2 of that goes to the mast, the rest to the sheets . . ish. That doesn't account for torque. So fear not.
Can you step the mast? I own a 25 footer, and we step the mast every time we sail. It's obviously shorter than yours and might have as smaller section. This would allow you to fix that halyard and gut the wiring.