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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
Wolfie, I'd like to hope that, if you look closely, you'll find the mast step spanning a couple of floors at least. One floor can't possibly be expected to take the compression load of a stayed mast heading to windward in a blow..
At the base the mast is octagonal, about 6" in dia, with a square piece on the very bottom about 1 1/4" * 1 1/4" this goes through a portion of cabin sole that is solid wood about 1 1/8" thick (the rest of the cabin sole is 3/4" ply) spanning at least 4 floors (each of which are 2" thick by 4" high, maybe 17" wide at 12" centers, leaving little room for storage of anything taller than a soup can in the bilge)..... right below it is a floor with the edge of the hole set so water will drain into the bilge instead of collecting...sorry for the misunderstanding.
Last edited by wolfenzee; 06-06-2013 at 10:57 PM.