Tony Vouvalides, #512
The gooseneck on our boat cracked. The aluminum looked like it crystalized. I went to a machine shop with the pieces and they make me a new one out of a solid piece of stainless. It cost $120. They also resoldered the U bracket on the mast track that the gooseneck is pinned to. It had twisted when the gooseneck cracked. On a 1964 boat I am thinking these pieces are the strongest thing on it. One thing less to worry about.