Was sailing my Bravo in about 12 mph winds when the front post on the A-frame supporting the mast failed at the lower rivets. Fortunately, was up wind from the house and able to sail the boat in, while the mast was canted at about a 45 degree angle.
Upon inspection, it appears, corrosion on the bar that holds the A-frame forward post appears to be the culprit. Looks like galvanic corrosion where the rivets held the post to the lower rod weakened the rod and it snapped off.
I know I have seen a post on how to repair this, but can't find it. Anyone have any thoughts?
View of the carnage attached.