Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mandeville, LAf
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Sailing once a week in the Caribbean.....Nice.
I was not aware that the BC31 had a full keel version. The one I am looking at has the shoal, 3'5" keel, with 3,900 lbs of ballast. I do not think that will affect stability, but sailing performance will probably be affected.
As far as racing, I have found a few others that race, but that is not my purpose. I have a smaller Catalina 22 if I want to race. Although on a windy day the PHRF of 234-237 could work in your favor.
As for the diesel, that is a different story. I was told it is an 18 HP of unkown origin. I looked at the motor and could not make out the name on the ID plate. It says it was manufactured in The Peoples Republic of China. I have a photograph of the ID plate. I will have to downsize it and upload it here. It appears to read Shuangniao Diesel Engine. There is some other information that is very hard to read. I am trying to find additional info about the engine.
How many HP is your engine?