Re: Wood for Mast
2x4 local spruce will work just fine for a tiny little mast like what you're making. Don't fret overly much about it. Plus, if you do break it, in a boat like that John Dory you can easily row home, so no worries.
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!