The goose neck on my 2012 Laser broke. It was a clean break at the bend of the flange for the rivets on one side. My previous boat also had a goose neck break in similar fashion. I wonder if there is a fault in either the design or manufacture of the fitting. It's a simple task to replace a goose neck: drill out the old rivets with a cobalt bit and install a new fittings with stainless steel rivets. My grip strength is not enough to close the handles on the riveting tool when installing stainless revets, but I solved that problem by resting one handle on the floor and standing on the other handle.