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post #2 of Old 11-21-2009
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The hard part will be carrying the forces of the staysail stay OUT TO THE HULL. Just putting a backing plate in may not be a good idea. You may just succeed in lifting the deck off the hull.

I've seen it done by rigging a permanent post from the underside of the deck down to the hull, and STRONGLY glassing in at both ends, with a tie through the deck. I can imagine you could do it with a fitting on the deck, then a removable chain to a fitting on the hull. If it were me, I'd find a naval architect (i.e., someone who knows what they're talking about) to help you figure out how to distribute those forces.

And you may need to look at running backstays.

Larry Shick
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