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Re: Challanger 24 mast and boom
There are a variety of mast section shapes and sizes, so if your mast is deck stepped you may need to look for a specific section for a good fit. Things can be modified, of course, but the easiest would be to find a match.
Used masts can be found, and perhaps the mast and boom needn't come from the same source - gooseneck fittings can be fabricated too.
I'd start with the local riggers, and ads in Craigslists and the like, esp in hurricane prone areas where boats may have been holed and parted out. You'll probably need to start anew with the standing rigging unless you get lucky enough to find a specific rig for your boat. And even then, starting with new will be good peace of mind.
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