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Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979, Houston, Texas, $29,000, SOLD 4/21/17

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Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979

  • hull #88.

  • LOA: 34'6" LOD: 31' LWL: 25' Beam: 9'6" Draft: 4'6" Displacement: 13,600 lb.
  • Ballast: 4,400 lb. internal lead.

    Thomas Gilmer designed double-ended cutter with bowsprit and external rudder.

  • Boat is currently in the water at a local marina.
  • Exterior hull and bottom:
  • Fiberglass hull is cored with Airex, which has proved strong and without problems by other SC31 owners and provides added insulation.
  • Bottom painted (2015) and no blisters were visible on hull.

  • New Bronze rudder pintles and gudgeons and shoe for outboard hung rudder were installed (2012).

  • Bobstay hull fitting replaced (2013).


  • Eight opening bronze ports with screens (2006) and two hatches provide good ventilation.
  • Custom hard top dodger with removable canvas side panels.
  • Aluminum hatch in foot well provides access to prop shaft and rear of engine.
  • Aluminum radar arch over stern for radome and antennas.
  • New life lines (2015)
  • Tiller with new canvas cover. Canvas hatch covers (2014).
  • Overall the deck and hardware are in good condition.

  • Sails and Rigging:
  • New dyform standing rigging (2012).
  • The new headstay and lower backstays are on board but not installed yet.
  • Most running rigging replaced (2012) Mack Sails full batten mainsail with three reefs and Mack pack lazy jack system (2012), Doyle yankee furling jib and
  • Harken roller furling (2011)
  • New Doyle staysail (2014) on self-tacking jib boom.
  • New 8' whisker pole, toping lift and mast cleat (2015).
  • New windex (2015)


  • This boat came with an owner finished interior, which is nicely done and in overall good condition.
  • V-berth with chain locker forward.
  • New custom v-berth cushion and fitted sheets.
  • New salon upholstery and pillows (2016).
  • Ventilation fans (2015).
  • Enclosed head to starboard with Groco toilet (2006), holding tank and manual overboard discharge pump.
  • Salon has settee/bunk to port and opening bunk to starboard with lee cloths.
  • Galley to port with double sink, footpump, propane range (2005) with two aluminum 10lb propane bottles,.
  • 12v Frigoboat refrigeration with cold plate in icebox and keel cooler (needs work).
  • Nav station to starboard in place of optional quarterberth.

    Electrical and electronics:

  • 85-watt and 55-watt solar panels (one in storage) with charge controller (2010), Rutland 913 wind generator with controller (2011), 12v and 110v switch panels and outlets, shore power cord, new Garmin 740 chartplotter on Ram swing-out bracket, Datamarine depthsounder, Furuno DGPS (2003), Garmin HD Radar (2013), VHF (2002) with external fog horn/ hailer, four GP31 4 AGM batteries (2015), LED lighting inside and out, fire detector and carbon monoxide alarm.
  • Mast wiring replaced in 2006.
  • Installed 4 new GP31 AGM batteries, 12 amp battery charger, solar charge controller with battery meter, wind generator charge controller, and 12 volt light for head 2015.


  • 1979 Yanmar 2QM20 20HP diesel with about 2000 hours on it, but was rebuilt in recent years, transmission rebuilt and engine fully serviced in 2013, numerous filters and spares including alternator and injectors and fuel pump, new shaft, cutlass bearing and PSS dripless seal (2013), rebalanced 3-blade prop. Yanmar rebuild manual.

    Ground Tackle:

  • Double anchor roller, Simpson Lawrence vertical manual windlass with 33 lb Rocna anchor with 60' 5/16" BBB chain and 100' nylon rode. . 22 lb Delta secondary anchor with 40' chain and another 100' of chain and 200' nylon rodes in separate bags. 15lb danforth-type lunch hook.


  • Monitor windvane self-steering (2009), Echomaster radar reflector, manual and electric bilge pumps, three gimbaled cabin oil lamps. Fenders and dock lines, winch handles, jacklines and safety harness, life jackets, flares and air horns, first aid kit, folding deck seats, bosun chair, bolt cutter, tools, water hose, Jabsco oil changer and fuel polisher, spare tiller. Extensive spare parts inventory onboard. New unused West Marine 8 roll up rubber dingy (2015).

    A folding salon table is in storage and can be installed.


  • USCG Documented. Serious inquiries only


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    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

    Southern Cross 31 Cutter, 1979 sailboat

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