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post #3 of Old 12-24-2009
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The mast "step" is the location where the bottom of the mast is secured. If this step is on the deck, the weight of the mast is usually supported by a "compression post" or weight bearing pole under the deck and transferring this force to the keel. A keel steped mast passes through a hole in the deck and continues to the keel without a compression post. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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