SailNet Community - View Single Post - Deck stepped Mast-Always Bad ?
View Single Post
post #21 of Old 01-26-2008
Senior Member
Sasha_V's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Originally Posted by dancy8888 View Post
Jeff: we have a deck stepped mast on T.P.III
I call the brace between the mast and the
keel,a Sampson post.
It is actually a compression post. A sampson post is traditionally a very strong cleat point on the forward deck that is used for attaching the anchor or mooring rode. Boats designed for towing can also have a samson post on the aft deck. It's nothing to do with the standing rig.
Sasha_V is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome