- Masts were often made (1950s/60s)in box sections with tree-wood front and
back, and plywood sides. This allowed for halyards etc to pass inside the
The snag is that all these masts were designed for boats that use
shrouds/spreaders to support them. They were the low-tech equivalent of
hollow aluminium spars.
So - if you plan to use shrouds, it might work out. Otherwise, I suspect
not . . .