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post #1119 of Old 12-05-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
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?


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