This mast is still in good shape and works fine, new line.
The rings just below the reels are two stainless rings that I added (stainless hose clamp) to the mast to allow me to attach two bungees for added support and stability when running with the mast up. It is pretty solid without them but I always liked the added insurance
I used this mast on my old Lund in the front seat mount. My new Lund has different seat bases so rather than adapt this one I upgraded to a Riviera with the automatic Kachman reels and mounted it on my front trolling motor deck. I really like the new one, but it also cost me over $350