Saltram 31 constructed at Skentlebury yard in Plymouth in 1985. The yard was well known for its craftmanship and is now sadly closed. A double end Alan Pape design, it is said to resemble a Colin Archer underwater design. A substantially built vessel and eminently seaworthy. The hull is GRP and the deck is ply coated with epoxy. The interior is fitted out in iroko.
The underwater hull was bead blasted about 7 years ago and treated to 5 coats of epoxy. It was previously coated with polyurethane when it was built. The rudder pintles are stainless steel. There is a man overboard recovery ladder fixed on the port quarter. It can be deployed by a man in the water.
Two bilge pumps fitted and can be used with cockpit lockers closed.
Tiller steering with autopilot overhauled by the manufacturer 2018. There is a spare tiller kept below.
The hull is pierced for legs which are not kept onboard.
The engine is a Bukh DV24 diesel installed 3 years ago and the shaft, stern gland (water lubricated off engine) and prop were replaced as well. The original engine was a Bukh 20 so no change of engine bed was required. The engine is professionally maintained. There are two batteries below the cabin sole that are topped up by a solar panel on the main hatch.
The engine fuel tank is in the forward starboard locker and is polyethylene and approx 30 litres. Easily removed if one ever got the diesel bug. Extra fuel is carried in poly containers below the cockpit sole in the space previously occupied by the fixed steel tank. The original water tank and fuel tank were both removed as they were impossible to inspect and maintain.
The original mast is fitted and deck stepped.
The rigging is 7mm 1x 19 stainless. New standing rigging 2019.
The rigging u-bolts/shroud plates were renewed 4 years ago.
The sails are all in good order and valeted each year. New roller reefing Genoa 2019.
A Harken furling gear is rigged. The mainsail is slab reefed with 3 reefing points
All winches but one are Harken and replaced in 2017
Mainsail, Working Genoa and No 2 Genoa by Sails and Canvas of Topsham
Staysail by Dart Sails
Storm Jib - Ratsey
Gennaker (little used) -Crusader
Storm jib and staysail are rigged on an inner forestay that is not kept permanently rigged.
There is a spinnaker boom.
The Saloon has two berths and a pilot berth for a child (a Hobbit). The forecabin has two fixed berths. Aft of the saloon area is the galley on the port side and forward facing chart table with seat to starboard. The heads is fitted with a Lavac toilet is aft of the nav area. Aft of the galley is the owners cabin. It is a superb layout for such a size vessel.
Nav area includes AIS, Depth sounder, GPS, Log repeater, VHF, Good portfolio of charts of English Channel.
Liferaft - 4 man serviced 2018
Avon dinghy and paddles with ob bracket
Fenders, warps, lines
Cutlery, crockery pots and pans