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There is no such thing as a keel stepped mast. The keel hangs from the hull, it can't support anything unless you are aground! So the mast is really stepped on the bottom of the hull. Now this may seem like nit picking, but I now own my second boat with a hull failing to hold up the keel, AND the mast! Yes, experience has allowed me to recognize a mistake, when I made it again.
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Now this may seem like nit picking, but I now own my second boat with a hull failing to hold up the keel, AND the mast! Yes, experience has allowed me to recognize a mistake, when I made it again.
I do not disagree with your first point but I will point out that the term 'keel stepped' comes from history when boats did not have much extra keel hanging below the boat. The lowest beam was known as the keelson which the mast was attached to. In more modern designed boats we have keels hanging below the hull in most cases which validates your point.

What I am more curious about is the quote above. Did your boat loose its keel and the mast at the same time? What mistake was it that you repeated? Perhaps you are being intentionally vague but you caught my attention.
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