One day out of Ambon, I hit a big storm, 50-60 knot winds with 30-40 foot swells. That's when the mast broke and we almost met Davy Jones. We drifted for 10 days then were picked up by a Japenese fishing boat and towed about a hundred miles back to Ambon. With so many problems with immigration & trying to get repairs, I just gave up. It was quit an effort getting back to Manila, But that's another story!!!