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10-05-2009 07:55 PM
lonnywinn Why do people care if you resurrect an old thread?? Adding info to a thread is always good IMHO...
I use the search, pull up a thread and read it. Who cares how old it is, info is info!
02-01-2008 10:05 AM
sailaway21 Wannafish,
It's just a sore point with the Dog and might have reached the fetish stage of development. (g) We did have a problem awhile back with old threads being revived where the guy was looking for a sunfish, three years ago! Dog brings far more to the table than most, for which we are grateful, and so we tolerate some of his little idiosyncrocies. You're correct on this thread though, a point Dog surely realizes now. He's cool.
02-01-2008 09:53 AM
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post

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 - You reply basically the same each time an old thread is revived. My question is WHY? This (revived) thread was up to page 3 when I wrote this. It appears there has been quite a bit of discussion on it. I would think this site will die a quick death if EVERYONE that has a question only does a search, reads what is posted, then goes away without commenting or seeking comment from others. About the only new posts left will be in "AFOC" and "What place this is"...

Just my opinion. (Now, to go find old threads to revive...JUST KIDDING!)
01-26-2008 03:48 PM
uspirate Wow, I suddenly feel young again, as if i passed through a time warp to the past
01-26-2008 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by dancy8888 View Post
Jeff: we have a deck stepped mast on T.P.III
I call the brace between the mast and the
keel,a Sampson post.
It is actually a compression post. A sampson post is traditionally a very strong cleat point on the forward deck that is used for attaching the anchor or mooring rode. Boats designed for towing can also have a samson post on the aft deck. It's nothing to do with the standing rig.
01-26-2008 01:13 PM
sailaway21 Giu,

(and isn't your keel just part of your mast already? he he)
01-26-2008 01:11 PM
Giulietta Jaysus, Mary and the Saints...

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.
01-26-2008 01:03 PM
JohnRPollard If you guys want to read up more on this topic, we've been discussing it every so often for a while now:
01-26-2008 12:53 PM
deepblueme I agree with you xort, I always wondered about the deck vs keel and just figured keel was always better.
01-26-2008 12:29 PM
xort 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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