Del I like your rigging
set up coming off your mast.
My setup looks alot like yours I'll take a picture from down below and post it. In the meantime ill do a little more research
on this subject.
Is there an advantage of keel vs deck stepped?
Below deck is a large round pole it has bolts that go trough the deck I believe you can see them in my first picture.
My impression was this pole went through the deck into the mast to help support I could be wrong but I have a hard time believing its just sitting on top of the deck.
I think I just attached an overview of the saloon
ignore the mess I am stripping down all the teak