Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-11-2015, 09:26   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kemah, TX
Boat: Southern Cross 31
Posts: 6
Southern Cross 31

Hello ALL!

It has been a few years since I have been active on here but guess what….i BOUGHT A NEW BOAT! New to me that is, she is a 1989 Southern Cross 31'. I bought her literally last week and will be looking to sail her home from Mobile, AL to Kemah, TX asap.

I have a unique question to anyone out there who knows, I am wondering what you do for a double ender and the need for a bimini?! More importantly if anyone owns a SC31 and has dimensions or ideas!?

I am also looking into getting a tiller pilot for the journey home and I have been told to find the most robust one I can afford, anyone have advice on this?

Any general comments or suggestions for the boat would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

lehulei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 10:35   #2
Registered User
markwesti's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach Ca.
Boat: Westsail 28
Posts: 340
Re: Southern Cross 31

Possibly this for your AP Raymarine SPX/ SPX-5GP Removable Tiller Drive Autopilots or this would prolly work ,it's what we have and we weigh a little more that you do .
As far as a bimini that you could sail with it would depend where your main sheet is located . Ours is on the bridge so that would make it easier , but we just have a boom tent .
Congrats on your new boat !
markwesti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 11:52   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Montreal Qc Canada
Boat: ORSO 1983 Nordica 20, PUFFER 1983 NORDICA 30
Posts: 11
Re: Southern Cross 31

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByCruisers Sailing Forum1446749323.746467.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	47.8 KB
ID:	112282 my 30ft double ender has a rather small Bimini that we can sail with although the main sheet track is at the bridge deck so the attachment to the dodger has to be zipped off if sailing. The Bimini itself is very small when compared to a modern transom boat. It's a compromise with Scandinavian sterns. Good luck.

Envoyé de mon iPhone à l'aide de Cruisers Sailing Forum
orso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2015, 12:31   #4
roverhi's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 7,330
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: Southern Cross 31

Sail the boat to get a feel for the force required to steer the boat under a variety of condditons. If force is significant, might think about the X-5. If it's fairly light a Raymarine 2000 might be just fine and a hell of a lot cheaper. Don't know it it is still available but Raymarine made a heavy duty drive for the X-5 Ram. Think they called it the GP version
Peter O.
'Ae'a, Pearson 35
'Ms American Pie', Sabre 28 Mark II
roverhi is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Southern Cross 39 - Information, Please, Anyone . . . Sailing Bushman Monohull Sailboats 13 28-01-2020 16:27
Southern Cross 31 vs Westsail 32 vs ? - Opinions ? Ocean Roads Monohull Sailboats 2 18-12-2010 17:55
My First Posting - Southern Cross 31 Earl Henrikson Meets & Greets 9 18-10-2010 06:45
For Sale: 1976 Southern Cross 31' Earl Henrikson Classifieds Archive 0 08-02-2010 00:49
southern cross 35 for sale FSmith Classifieds Archive 2 10-03-2009 12:21

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:39.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.