Re: Hinterhoeller Nonsuch Reviews?
There are two mast issues, one older, one newer. When the boats first came out (the 30s) they drilled a hole through the mast collar and mast to stop the mast from bouncing when you went off a wave. This weakened the masts at a critical point and a couple of masts broke at the two holes. Hinterhoeller went around and replaced the lower sections of all of the masts under warranty. No idea if they got all the masts but Hinterhoeller are no longer around so if the holes are there run away. More recently there have been some issues with movement where the the upper and lower mast sections joined. This is the one to look for.
Didn't get off to Newfoundland as hoped this summer. The post-circumnavigation refit has taken longer than expected. Still a few things to do, but basically Ainia is looking like a new boat (well sort of).