B00B00 290 Posted June 18, 2019 Share Posted June 18, 2019 I don't think it sounds like the rigging screw failing. On a lot of those Euro production boats the lower end of the rigging is connected to a rod that connects to the hull behind the saloon seats. "A steel rod connecting a metal plate at the base of the mast to the boat's superstructure snapped" sounds to me as though they had a failure in that rod, or more likely one of the ends. This would be backed up by their fix of running a line under the hull. If a rigging screw had failed their fix would have used the existing chainplate/rod. This would also explain why a rig inspection would not have picked up an issue with the connecting rod - it would be a reasonable expectation that this part of the rig was fine, and you most likely couldn't inspect it unless you pulled the entire assembly out. Yeah for sure it doesn't sound like a rigging screw and your suggestion makes more sense than the mast post. Scary stuff. That same thing happened to a local race boat a few years back. it was messy.... Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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