The Monsun is Hallberg-Rassy's best-selling model, with over 900 built. Although originally intended as an entry-level weekender, a number of unmodified Monsuns have circumnavigated one went around 3 times. Everything about the boat - from her solid wood furniture and tempered glass opening ports, to her oversized deck hardware and nicely finished-out cockpit lockers - bespeaks the high standards of her Swedish builder. Unlike many production models her size, the Monsun is truly a little yacht.
"Flicka" is hull number 226. She has been converted to a double-headed sloop (using a removable inner forestay). As you might expect of a Scandinavian boat, Flicka boat sails like a dream and is very sprightly for a 31 -foot, full-keel cruiser.
Model: Monsun 31
USCG Official No. 1191597
Hull No. 226, keel laid December 1975 in Ellos, Sweden
Designer: Olle Enderlein
Waterline length: 24' 8"
Beam: 9' 5"
Draft: 4' 7"
Displacement: 9,250 lbs.
Ballast: 4,200 (encapsulated in keel) , Sail area: 370-420 sq. ft.
Volvo MD2B 2-cylinder 25 HP diesel (400 hours since overhaul)
Fuel consumption: about 0.35 GPH
Fuel capacity: 30 gallons
Range under power: 450 miles
New cutless bearing (2006)
1 -inch stainless steel prop shaft
Standard Horizon CPI 80i GPS Chartplotter ('06)
RayMarine Autopilot, needs calibration.
Marine VHF Radio
AM/FM/CD stereo system
Navik Servo-pendulum wind steerer
35# Delta main anchor with all-chain rode (200 feet - approx.)
Danforth kedge anchor on stem rail, dedicated rode on spool in lazarette
Sails & rigging:
Heavy-section aluminum mast by Selden
Old-style roller-reefing boom mainsail in good condition (1999) Removable cutter stay
Stearns "Dynafurl 't jib furler with 110 and yankee jibs (sails in good condition)
Redundant rigging: in addition to cap shrouds and stays, there are four lowers and two running backstays for heavy weather ' Spinnaker with "snuffer"
Mast-mounted adjustable whisker pole
Stainless-steel Ix19 standing rigging (1/4-inch) with Sta-lok terminals '
Adjustable backstay (made of Nitronic 50 wire), insulated for SSB radio