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K16920

Rustler 31

Lying

afloat Cornwall

Builder

Maltings Boats, Hadleigh, Essex

Year

1980

Price

£22,500

LOA

31' 5"

Sail area

557 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details

LWL

24' 0"

Rig

sloop

A long-keel classic, the Rustler 31 is sought after both as a fast coastal cruiser and as a long-distance passage-maker. This 1980 example has had the original engine replaced with a freshwater cooled Yanmar 3GM, and has good sails and a Hydrovane servo-paddle self-steering gear as well as a tillerpilot.

Beam

9' 0"

Cabins

2

Draught

5' 6"

Berths

4-5

Displacement

12,770 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 3GM30F

Ballast

5,600 lbs

BHP

27

Keel type

Long keel with encapsulated lead ballast and transom-hung rudder

Sailplan

The Rustler 31 was designed by Kim Holman in around 1964/65, and is generally regarded as a bigger version of his famous earlier Twister design, itself a development of the Folkboat type. Later a larger version was built, the Rustler 36. There is a definite family resemblance between these yachts, and they all share an excellent reputation for seaworthiness and all-weather speed. Rustler 31s have been built by a number of builders, including Ansteys, Maltings and Orion Marine. Also, many bare hull mouldings have been sold over the years for home completion.

In 1990 "Yachting World" wrote: ".... the Rustler 31's seakeeping ability is legendary" and ".... delightfully sure-footed in that purposeful way that is the hallmark of well-bred, long-keeled yachts of moderate to heavy displacement".

Rustler 31 for sale

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Rustler 31 for sale
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Ashore summer 2020

Deck

Bow detail
Deck aft

Rig

The standing rigging is 7mm S/S wire, renewed in 2010. There is a removable inner forestay for the storm jib.

Cockpit aft

Photographs September 2020

Cockpit
Hydrovane

The Hydrovane self-steering gear operates via a completely separate rudder blade. When in use the main rudder is lashed fixed, and the Hydrovane takes over steering. A Hydrovane will steer a boat even if the main rudder is lost. Hydrovanes have an excellent reputation for efficiency and reliability, but are not at all cheap.

Cockpit forward
Companionway
Saloon
Forecabin
Heads
Saloon table
Saloon aft
Chart table

Above: the port side saloon settee has a pilot berth above, but this is a short berth - not a full length 6' 9" one as for the settees which have trotter boxes at the forward end. It does however make good stowage - as seen here with an inflatable dinghy and cockpit cushions.

Chart table
Galley
Accommodation plan
Engine
Ashore 2020
Moored 2020

Moored - Rustler 31 for sale

Inventory:

Engine details

Yanmar 3GM30F freshwater cooled 27bhp three-cylinder diesel, believed installed around 1998. Run 785 hours since 2009 in present ownership, and serviced annually.

Fuel tank capacity

approx 30 litres

Propeller

fixed three bladed on shaft drive

Batteries

2 x 120AH with 0-1-2 switch

Battery charging/electrics

55 amp engine alternator and solar panel on deck

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, John Powelll gold anodised alloy spars with S/S 7mm standing rigging renewed 2010. Removable inner forestay.

Mainsail

Kemp Sails, new 2017 with stackpack type cover

Genoa

Kemp sails, new 2015

Genoa furling

Rotostay

Spinnaker

Tri-radial spinnaker with pole

Storm jib

Crusader Sails - sets on removable inner forestay

Other sails

older genoa and No 3 jib (hank on)

Primary winches

2 x Gibb self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Gibb

Halliard/reefing winches

2 x Barlow and 1 x Lewmar on mast

Bower anchor

10 Kg Delta with approx 70 metres of 8mm chain

Kedge anchors

10 Kg Brittany with 30 metres approx 8mm chain and multi-plait warp

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence manual windlass

Steering

Tiller

Self-steering

Hydrovane

Autopilot

Raymarine ST1000+ tiller pilot

Steering compass

Plastimo Contest 130 bulkhead compass

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fenders

Miscellaneous

Cockpit sprayhood and cockpit table

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS/Chartplotter

Garmin GPSMap 451 colour plotter mounted above companionway hatch - new 2013, also Garmin GPS152

Log/speed

NASA Clipper

Depth sounder

NASA Clipper

Windspeed/direction

NASA Target

VHF radio

Standard Horizon with GPS and AIS - new 2018

Navtex

NASA Navtex Pro-Plus

Safety/emergency equipment

Liferaft

Seago 4-man valise, serviced only to 2018

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe and danbuoy

Radar reflector

Firdell mast mounted

Bilge pumps

manual and auto electric

Miscellaneous

NASA gas monitor and CO alarm

Interior

Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads and saloon

Berths

4-5 ( forecabin berths 6' 3" on vee, settee berths in saloon 6' 9" into trotter boxes, and a short approx 5' pilot berth )

Water tank capacity

200 litres

Cooker

Plastimo 2-burner and grill

Heads

Lavac

 

Miscellaneous

 

Dinghy

2 metre inflatable

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

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