As I recall, the Vision will exhibit some flex in the mast underload by design, so she may be a bit less tender than a more traditional rig. These masts also tend to be much thicker than traditional stayed masts because they have to be stronger. Therefore, you'll have more weight aloft and potentially a higher center of gravity. On the positive side, there's no standing rigging to maintain, clutter the deck and create potential deck leaks. They're personally not my cup of tea and I recommend a "try before you buy" approach.
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Last edited by kwaltersmi; 01-06-2012 at 10:21 AM.