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PSC 31 sailing characteristics
Curious to know the sailing characteristics of a Pacific Seacraft 31 or 32. How well the boat points to windward and how well it tracks in rough seas. Does it yaw (roll) a lot. How good its systems are and if there are any weak points in its construction.
I am a new owner of a 1988 PSC 31. She is extremely stable in rough seas, does not roll or yaw,tracks very well. I can put her on autopilot with my cutter rig and she holds her course easily in ocean conditions. Unfortunately, she points very poorly to windward. This is my first time sailing a real bluewater boat and I was dismayed that my "no-sail zone" was a minimum of 120 degrees, whether using a sloop rig or a cutter rig. I would be interested to hear if other bluewater boats and PSCs perform this poorly to windward.