Hi gang. I posted a couple of months ago about taking a Hunter 170 - I did, I love it! Had first really good sail yesterday, steady 9-10 knot winds. But here are 2 problems!!: The mast is bowed to the fore - it was when I got it (SEE PHOTO). When we rig (we have dry-land rigged it 4x, rigged for water 2x), pinning the forestay into the furling drum pretty much takes three people. Our process has been: lay mast into the tabernacle; attach upper and lower shrouds, port and starboard; raise mast; connect forestay to furling drum. Raising the main gets a little rough when head of the sail is 2-3' from masthead, possibly b/c the curve of the mast causes friction on the Luff Slugs as they ride up, but we do get it fully raised. After our sail, I looked at the stemhead fitting and saw that it was pulling out of the bow. YIKES! (SEE PHOTO). So... I need a repair on the fitting (I'll hire that out), advice on sailing with bent mast; and/or how to bend straight if feasible; and how to figure out what the heck is happening with my rigging! Thanks!!!