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Yes, no stays.
I'm just curious why the Hunter isn't a good "sail boat"? I really love the cabin layout over the Catalina.
If that was for me, I don't think I quite said Hunter's aren't good sailboats, just that the Visions are not among the boats I would consider.
Stayless rigs are not common and many experienced sailors would be skittish of buying one which limits your market when its time to move up/down/out.
We used to be in a marina adjacent to one of the largest Hunter dealers on the Chesapeake and there were probably 5 Hunters for every other brand of boat in our marina, many owned by folks that had moved up from smaller Hunters, and I don't remember there being a Vision boat in the bunch. Point is, Visions are rare even where there are high concentrations of Hunters. If you like Hunter's then buy one, but I still argue you'd be doing yourself a favor to buy one of their more popular/common models.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36