|broken mast and boom from Venture 21|
I think I would prefer a mast of about 20 or 21 feet anyway. It would be easier to raise and lower when launching and the boat is pretty fast with this sail plan already. For recreational sailing the loss of sail area doesn't bother me at all. I have been sailing with a used main from a smaller boat anyway.
At this point it is all just smoke because until I get the boat back home I am not sure that I will be keeping it.