I started on the mast on Saturday. I glued the two pieces of 5/4″ x 12′ SYP boards together into a solid 2″ x 3.5″ hunk of wood. The mast is supposed to be 2″ circular at the base tapering to 1.5″ at the top. Cutting carefully I should be able to get very close to that cutting two masts out of the same piece head to toe. Given that there will be some loss for the cut itself it won’t be perfect but should be good enough. One thing everyone says is use plenty of glue. I’ve taken that to heart as you can see in the picture below. After taking the picture I went back and wiped it all down.