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Please read this post to get the most out of your time on sailnet and CHECK THE DATES before you reply to a thread. This thread was dead...very dead... pushing up daisies before you replied to it.
SD, In fairness Plumper didn't revive this thread.
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Have another cup of Joe Dawg. Plumper replied to a new post on the thread.

Maybe I need one to, didn't see your post JRP.
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I'd hardly call the thread dead as, with it's revival, we've had two comments in favor of keel stepped masts whereas the prior comments were all in favor of deck stepped masts. If the sailnet constabulary spent as much time reading the threads as they do the post dates they might merely see a conversation interrupted versus a lapse in etiquette.
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The deck stepped mast is sometimes necessary when you live or moor in areas where there are bridges that don't open and are a tad low. Thus if your mast is mounted on a tabernacle, you can lower and raise it to pass under those bridges. Pease note that the tabernacle is well secured to the vessel. Plus there are a lot of sail boats that are trailered to the summer weekend launching ramp at their favorite lake or bay and the need to raise and lower the mast easily is a prime importance.
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I'm glad it was brought back. I appreciated Jeff's disertation. I wasn't around in 2002 and wouldn't necessarily have found this in a search.
I see noting wrong in bringing back an old thread if there's new info to discuss.
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I agree with you xort, I always wondered about the deck vs keel and just figured keel was always better.
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Keel stepped off course, unless you need to have an "easy to remove mast" because of where you sail.

IF I were to go on a crossing, I would never go with a deck stepped.
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(and isn't your keel just part of your mast already? he he)
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