Well my boat is now repaired...that is the good news. I was de-masted in Mission Bay a few weeks ago. What an exciting time that was. On our third time out sailing our boat my son and I were sailing closed hauled when we heard a loud BANG!!!!. The next thing we knew the mast was over the side. A quick check for injuries revealed we were both ok. After removing the sails and securing the mast and boom we noticed that the starboard shroud had broken and the bottom of the mast had been ripped out. Luckily that same day I had put two oars inside the cubby and my son and I were able to row back towards the dock. Eventually a power boat came by and took us the rest of the way in. When I purchased the boat it was a project boat. I had to repair the hull, replace all the lines, rebuild the bow, add hardware, and replace the hatch cover. I had planned on replacing the standing rigging, but was so anxious to get sailing I put it off. That was a huge mistake. I did not see the pending issue because my shrouds have the white covering over them that concealed the corrosion underneath. I have repaired the mast and some corrosion holes in the mast and the boat is back sailing. Not a pretty patch but it works. See pictures.