Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife
Lots of people slag deck stepped masts, but at least when they fall off the don't rip a hole in the deck!
I had nothing against either system but I don't get that. Normally when a mast broke is not by the base
I have seen photo of many boats with masts that seat on the keel broken but I don't remember to see holes on the deck (look at the google images for broken mast).
Do you know of a case where that happened?