Originally Posted by Loos1
The only thing about them that I am not sure about is the fact that there is no bulkhead separating the v-berth section.
The chap with the Islander had quite a bit of "stuff" loaded in the v-berth area, Pfd's, paddles, poles, and Lord knows what else. So I've no way to know if that is normal ops for a boat that is actually being used or not. I am rather finicky, and would prefer everything to have a home
With smaller boats, because you can just roll off the side like you do on land, exiting and entering the v-berth takes a bit of a gymnastic move. A bulkhead would make it worst, some 31s come with a privacy curtain, something you can add if you wanted it.
With the 31, the big minus is lack of big cockpit lockers, so the large stuff will end up in the q-berth, if you don't like clutter, don't buy large items.