Stanchion angle due to deck camber

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by John Dickie, Mar 7, 2023.

  1. John Dickie
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    John Dickie Junior Member

    I am fitting stanchions on a new build 35ft ketch.The stanchions are pretty much vertical (90 deg to W.L.) ,except those on the fore deck, the foremost stanchion leaning in 5 deg .Is this normal/acceptable?
  2. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    You can purchase 4 degree stanchion bases..
  3. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    It is acceptable as long as you calculate them for that slope (compression+flexion). If you calculate them in pure compression, then it is not acceptable.
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  4. rangebowdrie
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    rangebowdrie Senior Member

    Stanchions that lean a little inboard are preferable.
    It helps the optics too, when viewed from astern or ahead vertical stanchions present an optical delusion where they
    appear to lean outboard.
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