wow wow wow.
I just got a call from Forespar about the Sarabi unstayed mast. It always seemed improbable to me that the Aero mast would fall down. After talking to Forespar, it is full-on bizzare.
I imagined maybe they forgot to reef in a gale or something, like they went full-on Rainmaker. No. Turns out they were motoring with no sail up when it broke. Way past not possible.
I’m starting to think my lightning theory might be it. How else do you explain a half inch or three quarter inch carbon walled mast failing under almost no load? The mast, and boom also I assume, sunk and are gone. The stub however remains. I have urged Forespar to get possession of it if possible for forensics.
And I understand that Melvin and Morelli were selected by the insurance company to supervise the repair and installation of the new mast. Ugh. They will probably charge more for that service than the whole mast costs.