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1986 Hunter 31

Wilmington, United States

$16,500

 

The owner is very much retired and would like to pass on their enjoyment of this sailboat to another. Price is reflecting their desire. This Hunter has a generous freeboard, a stainless steel destroyer wheel, tinted hatch covers, bow and stern pulpits, reverse transom and an aluminum toerail track similar to those pioneered by C&C. The deck is uncluttered given the overall length of the boat.

The 31 was designed by Cortland Steck who has amassed more than 5,000 designs to his credit.

 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Hunter
Model: 31
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HUN315751586
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel

Dimensions

Length: 31'3 ft
Length Overall: 31'4 ft
Waterline Length: 26'2 ft
Beam: 10'9 ft
Max Draft: 5'4 ft
Dry Weight: 9700 lb
Ballast: 4000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12v
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 2GM20F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 16hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
Maximum Speed: 6 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 75 gal

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers

Contact

Shoreline Yacht Group Redondo

Office

The Shoreline Yacht Group - Redondo Beach
255 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA, US, 90277
Tel:833-258-3722


The Hull Design and Build

Hunter bonded a full-length internal frame and stringer system of unidirectional fiberglass directly to the hull to increase stiffness without adding undue weight. The chainplates were fastened to this framing system and led upward through the deck just outside the coachroof, creating more interior space and minimizing deck clutter. This design distributed the load to the frame and stringer system.

On Deck

The masthead rig features swept spreaders. The deck is uncluttered, except for lifelines, genoa track and shrouds. The latter attached nearer the coach roof than to the outside rail. The shroud placement allows crew to move more easily fore and aft for sail changes or foredeck work. The lifeline stanchions are mounted outboard. Creating additional room on deck. The T-shaped cockpit is home to the pedestal steering column, wheel and engine controls. The cockpit lockers are large enough to stow all sails and other equipment.

Interior

There's a big-boat feel once you go below. Headroom is 6 feet 3 inches in the spacious saloon, but the V-berth is tight for two adults. The head with sink and toilet is just outside the V-berth and fitted with a privacy door.

The overall layout is social, with a U-shaped galley to starboard that allows the cook to converse or otherwise take part in the goings on. The galley has a four-burner stove, two-basin sink and an icebox. It is abutted by a dinette that seats four.

The port side features a settee and full navigation station with chart table and light. The aft cabin is roomy. Teak paneling warms the saloon and other bulkheads. Plentiful windows provide light and cross ventilation. The boat carries 35 gallons of water.

Sailing Ability Review

The Hunter 31 gets good reviews for its sailing abilities. Although the light-displacement sloop can be tender in a gusty wind. Overall it's a forgiving boat with a balanced helm. Owners contend it's a no-brainer to sail and a joy to single hand.

Company re-named Marlow-Hunter. Which can be reached at www.marlow-hunter.com. For parts, contact Hunter 31 (83-87) Parts (hunterowners.com). The Hunter Owners'Association, www.hunterowners.com is also a resource of support and information.

Engine Serviced 9-28-22 and 6-6-23 with report comments

ENGINE SERVICE 9-28-22

1 SERVICE KIT FOR 2GM20F

1 DELLO 15-40 OIL / ENGINE

1 DELLO 30 OIL / TRANSMISSION

1 RACORE 2010 / 10MICRON Fuel Filter

1 GREEN COOLANT

14' 5/8 WATER HOSE

5 HOSE CLAMPS

9-28-22 ENGINE SERVICE WENT WELL. FOUND NO TROUBLES TO BE WORRIED ABOUT. ALL FILTERS AND OIL WERE CHANGED. WATER HOSES TO WATER HEATER AND FRESH COOLANT ADDED. RAN ENGINE IN GEAR 50 MINUTES NO OVER HEATING ENGINE REACHED TEMP OF 140 NO HIGHER.

6-6-23 RAW WATER HOSE GOING TO MIXING
ELBOW. REPLACED BOTH HOSES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FUNCTION. CCLEARED RAW WATER BLOCKAGE IN FITTING. INSPECTED RAW WATER PUMP AND SEA STRAINER. RAN ENGINE FOR 35 MINUTES / NO OVER HEATING.

disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Chuck Rivers
The Shoreline Yacht Group
562-455-0143