Corsair 31: Upwind Performance Off the Beach

The Corsair 31 Tri

18th March 2003.
By Staff

img3432The 31 is available in two different versions: the aft cabin model and the aft cockpit model. The aft-cabin model has a private sleeping area away from the main cabin, which also proves to be an ideal and safe place for small children to play under easy supervision; as well, additional bunks are in the main cabin. The aft cockpit model has an open and longer cockpit in place of the aft cabin, and the main cabin is also larger and features an interior configuration that easily converts from day to night requirements; as well, a table and extra bunk slide completely out of the way when not in use. All models have ample accommodations for five.

img3430Other than the different berth arrangements, the aft-cockpit and aft-cabin model interiors are similar and include six-foot, two-inch standing headroom, a large double V-berth forward, an enclosed head, and a galley area with a two-burner stove, sink, and a large molded countertop. Large storage compartments in each float augment the plentiful stowage in the cabins. The cockpit comfortably seats six adults, though this is seldom necessary as the broad decks and nets give the crew many other comfortable places to spread out and relax. The forward hull shape effectively deflects spray away from the cockpit, and winches, halyards and sheets, and the controls for the daggerboard, rudder, and outboard motor can all be operated from the cockpit. A transom swim step provides easy access on and off the boat.

The fractional rotating rig is very efficient and easy to handle in all conditions The fully battened mainsail has a roller furler boom on the aft-cabin model and slab or jiffy reefing on the aft-cockpit model. An asymmetrical spinnaker flown from the retractable carbon bowsprit really enhances off-wind performance.A daggerboard provides efficient windward performance; this, along with the kickup rudder, enables the 31 to moor in very shallow water or even be beached.

Specifications

LOA 30 ft 10 in
LWL 30 ft
Beam 22 ft 5 in
Max Draft 5 ft 6 in
Dry Weight 3850 lb
Fuel Capacity 6 gal
Water Capacity 18 gal
Boat Designer Ian Farrier

Corsair Marine, Inc.
150 Reed Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911
United States

Phone: (619) 585-3005
Fax: (619) 585-3092
www.corsairmarine.com


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