Speaking of dismasting, just did it this weekend for the first time. My son and I enjoying a windy day with our H14 on Lake Erie 20 knots from the South (no waves) with a few heavy gusts and SNAP! went the starboard shroud, down the mast goes and everything was fine, well we didnt get hurt and quickly gathered up our parts and broke out the two paddles!
Only problem was that South wind was blowing us right out of the harbor entrance. Even at my best and with my own Boy Scout (Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge Recipient) on board we were never gonna paddle that double canoe to shore. With my humblest regrets I flagged down a Jetskier for a tow back to the sand.... O'Well I've already relaced all the rigging on our big boat, an O'Day 37 so rerigging the little H14 wont be a problem.
Please see my other posts for some info on converting this H14 to a turbo, seems the Turbo is actually a little bigger???
thanks for reading and be safe~