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post #5 of Old 09-08-2012 Thread Starter
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Re: Mast Compression

I've come to the conclusion that I don't want to take the load from mast down to the hull. After a bit more investigation, I have a better understanding of how the loads are applied. The inner liner (or beam) balances the downward force from the mast and the upward force from the chainplates (attached to main bulkhead, not hull). The hull does not add much to the structure.

I think I will see if I can bring the compression post back into a perfect column. I will then support the inner liner with g10 laminated from underneath the liner if I can get the access needed. I will replace the beam at the top of the compression post with something more substantial.

Thank you for the input SlowButSteady!
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