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Re: Mast Compression
Interesting fix, concrete.
Why would the hull and liner flexing interdependently be an advantage? This is a highly loaded area, I would think the more stiffness in this area, the better. Are you worried about a stress concentration someplace else if this area is too stiff?
I need to decide a) how I am going to strengthen the step, ie athwartship beam, rib inline with the keel, concrete and b) if I am going to raise the deck/compression post/innerliner back up.
What would be a good a good material for the beam? Something that is stiff, will not rot, and bonds well with fiberglass. Perhaps G10?
Any suggestions on a method to jack up the inner liner from the bilge?