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Re: Lost mast fitting
One thing that occurs to me, is that most masts, particularly ones on boats smaller than 30 feet, where designed so that the end of the extruded aluminum mast fits directly over a fitted shoe (step) that is mounted directly on the deck and is designed to slip inside of the end of the mast.
If you had another piece attached to the end of the mast, you may have had a mast hinge that was an add-on to the original Factory setup.
I am assuming that your mast is an extruded aluminum mast.