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post #21 of Old 01-26-2008
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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.
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