Originally Posted by johnsail
That indicates how much load a rig presses on a hull, and also how a well-engineered post can do the job. How big is the boat?
For those who'd like to read up on rigging and masts, take a look at Rod Stephens' chapters in "Desirable and Undesirable Characteristics of Offshore Yachts," a technical book I edited about 20 years ago that's still relevant (and still in print).
Thanks John. I will try to find a copy.
He and the other designer-writers (who include Bill Lapworth, Ted Hood, and Olin Stephens) look at ocean-going boats in a way that some might call conservative. The writers' track records are pretty good
It is hard to argue with the fact that S&S boats have never lost a mast due to design. (Apart from 1st mast in Intrepid.)
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