Thanks for the post!
I'm not ready to write off the boat and should be able to at least make a pedaling boat with training wheels
As for visiting the dealer, the closest is about 100 miles away. My original dealer is 1500 miles away. I haven't started the teardown of the mast receiver, but I cannot believe that this problem cannot be corrected. Off this thread, I'll be researching positive flotation since I don't take this vessel off-shore. Short of a tornado, I should be able to survive any squall/storm on a sheltered lake with positive flotation and staying with the boat.
Can anyone share the kind of plastic in the AI hull -- polyethylene, etc? If the material is right and the hull geometry agrees, it may be possible to repair the damage and strengthen that area of the hull.