This happened a few months ago. First sail of the season around the end of April. 3 of us on the boat. Me and 2 that had never been sailing before. It was blowing about 20-25. Took off the beach and made it about 300 yds out moving really well. Windward hull started lifting up with all 3 of us sitting on the rail when it popped. I've since replaced these and been out many times with the new ones with no problems. Just thought I would show some pictures.
I went through all of the rigging the previous season and replaced shrouds, bridles, forestay, but the pins looked fine so I didn't do anything with them. I thought most anchor pin failures were because it bends at the top of the threads. Has anyone ever seen a break like this?
These are the pins that came on the boat when I got it. The surface rust doesn't look as bad in person as it does in the pictures. I know this isn't what the newer pins look like. Was this an old style pin or was it something the old user found that just worked.