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Eliminate Compression Post? Calculation of Force

For you structural engineers out there.

Anybody out there have a sense of how hard it would be to remove a mizzen compression post and replace the support function with an arch/box structure and side tie ins? I want the open space.

It is a 56 foot steel ketch and I assume that there is some downward force design load on the mizzen mast that, if met by the arch/box and distributed into the topsides could allow the removal of the post.

How is mast downward force calculated?

Keith
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