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    Mast step failure. Repair.

    Not sure if you attacked this yet... but I had a similar problem... as reported in this thread... Loose mast step | SailingForums.com
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    Loose mast step

    So I ignored the crack in the fiberglass around the mast step bracket (that was there since I bought the boat)... for about a half a year... until last summer, when learned the hard way that it shouldn't be ignored. While racing on a beautiful day... we heard a loud crack... and found that...
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    Leaving dock single handed

    Those railings do look scary... good for fishing I suppose but totally useless for a boat ramp. I suggest you attach your sails but don't raise them until after you paddle out. I typically do this with my Catalina 22 but use a motor to get out of our harbor when conditions wont allow me to...
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