Originally Posted by xeon_tsd
Cheechako, I tried uploading a picture... lets see if it works... if not I will upload it elsewhere and link to it. Stress fracture at the boomvang. My suspicion is an unexpected / uncontrolled jibe.
yeah, the high stress area. a proper repair can be better than new: Weld up cracks, External fitted doubler riveted on with structural epoxy
Had the in mast furling
opening reinforced on the mast
on one boat of mine. Job was done professionally. looked great when complete and reinforced the suspect area where they cut out a big opening in the mast for the furling
at the factory. Should have been done that way when new, they cut a rectangular opening "window" with sharp stress riser corners at the factory.