Nope, the aerial in the previous position had a clear view in all directions, except where it was blocked by the stub. Bear in mind that a 2" steel pole that close to the aerial is going to be quite a good block for weak signals in that direction. What it might be worth me doing if I have to move it back is look at the signal strength heatmap and use that to decide which corner of the main mast I fix it to.
That’s a possibility as well - The further away I get it, the smaller the effect will be. That does mean getting some complicated mounting system though which may be tricky. I’d much rather see if I can somehow keep it high. I’m thinking perhaps separate the aerial from the feeder box as that will make it easier to get higher. Of course, then I’ll have a run of cable back into the box which I don’t have now.
if you look on the first picture, you can see I have exactly that! It’s an inverted L aerial, the feed point is at the bottom of the mast with a smartuner, the aerial goes up through the insulator you can see leaning away from the mast and then off to a 20’ pole at the end of the garden. I use it for top band through to 30m.