I've checked for a rough surface on the mast casting and it was smooth. I'll sand it with a very fine paper and grease it.
While we're on the subject the mast seems to over-rotate quite a bit. I have a bungee going from the padeye on the cross bar up to the padeye on the front of the mast and back to the other padeye on the other side of the cross bar. At that angle the bungee doesn't offer much resistance and the chafing on the bungee is severe. Should I use less flexible line? Was this the original design for the boat?
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