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Old 18-01-2013, 12:41   #16
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Re: Keel stepped, deck stepped, tabernacle?

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Seems to me an unstayed rig, whether deck stepped or keel stepped is fairly equally at risk from failure.
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Hmmm... exactly how does a deck stepped unstayed mast stay up? I believe that all unstayed rigs are keel stepped, and incorporate rather substantial reinforcement of both step and partners.

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Old 18-01-2013, 12:58   #17
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Re: Keel stepped, deck stepped, tabernacle?

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Hmmm... exactly how does a deck stepped unstayed mast stay up? I believe that all unstayed rigs are keel stepped, and incorporate rather substantial reinforcement of both step and partners.

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I was referring to the earlier post about in the event of a rigging failure!
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