I'd agre with you, in that "star" cracks usually mean something hit the deck
and the gelcoat
was shattering off the FRP underneath from the point impact. But when the center of the star (center of the cracks) is a SHROUD...we all know the shroud didn't make an impact strike. The chainplate or other material that the shroud is attached to must (MUST) be striking the FPR from below, in order to make that crack. That would indicate either the rigging
had been impacted hard enough to displace the chainplate, or the chainplate was pulling free of the bulkhead, to me.
Could just be someone whacked the boat and the chainplate "struck up" at the deck. Could be something far worse, either one needs to be looked into. I was riding an Olsen (sp?) 911 that got t-boned, and we didn't seem badly damaged at the time. After the race
and the haul...the owner got rid or the boat. Bulkheads shifted, tabbing broke, all sorts of un-obvious things shifted from that one strike. Major insurance repairs
, and he just didn't want to know what else they missed. All from one strike, which didn't really seem that bad if you took a look at it.