|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
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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. Over winter 2020/21 new standing rigging has been fitted, and the running rigging has been altered with deck organisers and clutches to lead lines back to the cockpit.
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|Registry:||UK Part I|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 3GM30F|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||31' 5"|
|Length at waterline:||24'|
|Maximum draft:||5' 6"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||30 Litres|
|Water capacity:||200 Litres|
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".
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.
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