Sailing BoatsSOLD - RustlerModel 31United Kingdom
Great yacht with legendary sea keeping and we will be sad to see her go. Yachting World wrote ‘…the Rustler 31’s sea-keeping 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’
Built by Maltings of Essex in 1980 and finished by Vic Taylor (Yachtmaster and Examiner) in Exeter. Launched 1984 and sailed predominantly in the South West. Bought by a Scot in 1990 and sailed from Troon on the west coast. Bought in 2003 and sailed from Portland, Dorset. A reluctant sale due to domestic reasons - Decade was bought by us in 2004. Always wintered ashore.
Spars & Rigging
Spars and rigging:
Mast and headsail roller furling system by sail spar
Mast mounted Firdell Blipper radar reflector
Lewmar single 7 winch on mast for halyard
Kemp / Selden boom with internal single line reefing
All lines to cockpit via Spinlock deck organisers
Standing rigging 1x19 stainless. Forestay 8 mm, the rest 7 mm
140% Saturn headsail 7.46 oz Contender cloth,
Storm jib and Ghoster.
Saturn main in 8 oz Contender cloth / fully battened with 3 slab reefs and Crusader Genoa.
Sails checked and laundered.
For main halyard, topping lift, kicker, outhaul and reefing – a Barton Nautilus 2 spd 23 winch and Lewmar single 7 mounted on coach roof
Cockpit, Deck & other equipment
4 sheet winches – Lewmar ST34’s and Single 8’s
Sprayhood on stainless frame with grab rail
Cockpit dodgers with ‘Decade’
Full length cockpit cushions
35 lb CQR with 50 metres of chain
15 lb plough anchor
Simpson Lawrence windlass with cover
Life sling, Danbuoy and Horseshoe Lifebuoy with light
Navigation lights – masthead tricolour, stern light, steaming light and pulpit lights. Deck light.
Batteries 2 x 90 amp
Henderson Bilge pump
Warps and fenders
Bukh 24 installed June 2004.
Various spare belts, impellers & filters on board.
Serviced & winterized by owner
Engine hours approx. 1000...Read full description