I agree. I have a hinged mast on my Weekender. It uses two strap hinges instead of a collar, but the result is the same. It is wonderful to bend on the main in the spring and take it off in the fall. I used to keep my jib bent on all summer also, but now that I use a number of different foresails, I don't. The only down side that I can see is that I must protect the flaked sail by covering it tightly before I go out on the road.