Introduced to the range to replace the aging 36' Conway family, this Ed Dubois design was an instant hit. Minor interior design problems were had with the first few models because only one heads were installed and difficulties in getting the aft cabin layout "right". They were also available in a ketch rig but few of these were made.
In 1986 the Corsair II was launched with a proper navigators seat and the introduction of the famous Westerly tiled worksurface in the Galley.
Sister yacht is the Oceanranger
Corsair 36 Statistics
The Corsair 36, Corsair II and Oceanranger Definitive Guide
|Year||Boat Name||Sail Number||Passage|
|2007||Odyssee||CS31||Houston to Charleston|
|2009||Odyssee||CS31||Charleston to Bahamas and return|
|2010||Odyssee||CS31||Charleston to Maine and return|
|2005||Equinox||CS40||Maine to Florida|
|2006-2007||Equinox||CS40||Florida through Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Peurto Rico, US and British Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward Islands to Trinidad and return to Puerto Rico|
|2007||Equinox||CS40||Puerto Rico to Bermuda|
|2007||Equinox||CS40||Bermuda to Maine|
|2008||Equinox||CS40||Maine to Nova Scotia/Cape Breton Island and return|
|2009||Equinox||CS40||Beaufort NC to Puerto Rico|
|2009||Equinox||CS40||Puerto Rico to Bonaire|
|2009-2011||Equinox||CS40||ABC Islands, Colombia, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala|
|2011||Equinox||CS40||Belize to Dry Tortugas|
|2011||Equinox||CS40||Florida to Bermuda|
|2011||Equinox||CS40||Bermuda to the Azores|
|2011||Equinox||CS40||Azores to Ireland|
Owners Comments: Equinox
We had two unpleasant bits of weather. The first was south west of Bermuda in 2009 on the way to Puerto Rico when we got into a squish zone with 35 knots of wind and 15 foot seas while close hauled. The boat has never been wetter or been more uncomfortable but it sailed fine under triple reefed sails. The hatch over the forward head developed a crack after a large wave broke over the deck. The other bit of bad weather was on the way to Ireland in 2011 when we experienced a period of gales that lasted for five days. We were sailing anywhere from a close reach to almost a beam reach. It was uncomfortable but not as wet. The last day we came onto the continental shelf off Ireland and the waves increased in size from 15 to 20 feet to 25 to 30 feet with winds in the 35 to 40 knot range. It was uncomfortable and tiring. The boat rolled to to the point that the spreaders went in the water 3 times on the last day. We thought of heading more downwind toward England but we were less than a day out of Ireland and anxious to get there and the weather was due to get worse. Once in the lee of Ireland the seas and the wind diminished and the sailing became great. The boat did fine and nothing broke. The crew were glad to be in Ireland. We did have some engine problems in the Isles of Scilly.
The Corsair sails well. We were called the rocket ship by a fellow on a 38 foot Freedom in the Eastern Caribbean. That is a bit of an exaggeration but for an overloaded cruising boat we have no complaints. We stay with and pass many other cruising boat both our size and larger. Our best sail for speed was the sail from Belize to the Dry Tortugas. We had about 18 knots of wind on a close reach and had four days in a row covering 168 mile. We never have never sailed so fast for so long. There was no current to speak of. This was just boat speed.
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