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Re: Mast step...?
Your mast should sit in that grove in the bottom of the hull.
You want to be able move the mast fore and aft so you can trim or balance the boat for sailing but you do not want any lateral movement.
You could simply attach a piece to the bottom of your mast that will fit in that grove to eliminate any sideways movement but will still allow for adjustment fore and aft.
The compression from the rig should be enough to hold it from moving for and aft but if not, once you have found the "sweet spot" cut some blocks that will fit in the grove to hold the mast from moving around.
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