You really need to consult with a marine architect for this type of modification. I doubt your insurance company will approve of the modification otherwise, and it would adversely affect your coverage, should any damage occur to the mizzen or aft deck.
10-29-2006 03:27 PM
Eliminate Compression Post? Calculation of Force
For you structural engineers out there.
Anybody out there have a sense of how hard it would be to remove a mizzen compression post and replace the support function with an arch/box structure and side tie ins? I want the open space.
It is a 56 foot steel ketch and I assume that there is some downward force design load on the mizzen mast that, if met by the arch/box and distributed into the topsides could allow the removal of the post.