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Old 13-12-2018, 17:39   #1
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Boat: Gulfstar Hirsch 45
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1986 HIRSCH GULFSTAR 45 LAST HULL!

sale.html" target="_blank">For-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-sale in Fajardo, PR (currently in dry storage)
I have a Gulfstar 45 Hirsch sale.html" target="_blank">for-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-sale, the boat currently needs a little TLC, and just paint on the bottom, But otherwise is ready to go, She will be painted soon, but Im willing to let her go for less as I have some finances to take care of and rather not extend. This is a BEAUTIFUL boat! Practically Ready for your next adventure so close to the USVI!
Asking 79K As-Is, ready to survey, as its on land! Price will go up when Bottom is done and boat is 100%



Here is some info about the history, and boat.



Thirty were built in 1985-1986. The name 'HIRSCH' came because they were originally intended for the charter business. As close as I know only 9 went into charter and the remaining 21 were sold to individuals.
The last hull: #30 is serial #GFS45030H586 is our boat. Delivered to a Doctor in Cleveland, Ohio. 4yrs later sold to a couple in Rochester, NY.

The single most noticeable distinction from other Gulfstar models is the absence of exterior teak trim. The toe rail is aluminum with integral rubrail. The only exposed teak is the companionway drop boards.
She has very sturdy rigging with a rather short 55' mast stepped on the keel. It is a single spreader rig w/ both forward and aft lower shrouds providing more than ample support. The life lines are 27" high which gives an extra measure of safety. The gunnels are wide and flat which make getting around the deck easy. 9000 lbs of lead ballast are encapsulated in the keel which is appx 13 feet long. This makes her rather stiff. The rudder is a "balanced spade" type which enables her to turn very quickly and smoothly. The sleeve style rudder bearing is the weak link and we modified it and added a large top bearing and support plate which has eliminated excessive movement.
The hull is balsa core and very thick. I have drilled some holes and the core is almost 1" thick. She has at least 8 athwartships box type stringers and 2 larger longitudinal box stringers. Every section of the sole is removable allowing access to lots of extra storage and all the mechanical components.
Inside the salon it is light and airy with 4 long windows and 2 opening hatches. The settees are 6' long and the stbd one pulls out to make a double. There are two 65 gallon water tanks under the settees. The folding table can seat 6 very comfortably.
The galley is a 4" step down and is considered a good off shore galley because you are supported both port and stbd. She has a large refrigerator/freezer w/AdlerBarber Cold Machine. There is a 3 burner propane stove w/oven and it is gimbal-ed. Lots of storage space and open counters. The round sink w/ molded drip tray is a big asset when cleaning up.
Going forward to port is a Head w/ double entry; from the salon and V-berth. The V-berth bed is over 6' long and 6'wide and has a very comfortable 4" closed- cell mattress.
There is a hanging locker, a 2 shelf cabinet, a large locker under the bed, and 2 very long shelves. Under the forward half of the bed is a sail locker where we store 4 sails.
There is an opening port and a large hatch. At the head of the V-berth is a door, w/secure latch, to the anchor locker. It is divided into 2 sections. Going aft along the stbd side is the Nav Station w/ fold out seat and plenty of desk space. Along the outside of the hallway are upper and lower locker w/sliding doors. Also a hanging locker.
Toward the center is the door to the engine room. There is adequate working space and the hot water heater and inverter are located above the engine. The Perkins 4-108 is a workhorse. Originally rated at 48HP and 3000rpm. (Since rebuilt we get 3600rpm and lots more power than before.)
The original drivetrain was a 1" shaft and a 17-11 fixed propeller. We upgraded to a 1 1/4" shaft and an "AutoProp". Performance is wonderful.
The aft stateroom has a slightly off set centerline double berth. Loads of storage under the bed and also built in cabinets on both sides and open shelves at head of bed. We added a single unit washer/dryer. (Splendide) Going around to port is the rather large master head w/separate shower. The aft strm has 4 opening ports and a large hatch.
Throughout there is alot of teak complimented with the use of formica flat surfaces. The sole is teak and holly on 1/2" plywood.
Topside, the cockpit is one of the best ever. It is over 11' long and can accommodate 8 easily. There is very good visibility from the helm and all the controls/switches are located at the binnacle.
All the sails can be controlled from the helm position. However the main has to be hoisted at the mast. The lazarette is quite large and we often sit in our 2 deck chairs on the poop deck over it. We have a complete cockpit enclosure which extends our season to year round.
She really hits her groove in winds above 18 kts. We have sustained speeds over 9 kts for 24 hours and recorded many days in excess of 200ktm. Our 2 best days game back to back with help of the Gulfstream... almost unbelievable 264ktm followed by 240ktm with spinnaker.
List of major improvements;
Vinyl-ester bottom job (blisters) 1995; no problems since
Wiring of main 12 volt system, batteries, and inverter. 1996
Batteries: Rolls 8-D (six 2vt batteries connected in a battery box) plus 3 series
31 and one START battery. Replaced November 2018
110 amp alternator 2002
Added 2nd solar panel and new generator.html" target="_blank">wind-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-generator. 2002
Upgraded watermaker ( PUR 40 ) 2003
High capacity pump.html" target="_blank">bilge-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-pump 2005
Upgraded Manual pump.html" target="_blank">bilge-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-pump 2006
All new hoses for Pumps, heads, drains, intakes, holding tanks 2004
New toilets 2007
New Faucets 2002
New formica counters 2002
Added lots of storage; drawers, built in cabinets, and shelves w/ fiddles 2002
Washer-dryer combo, 10 gal water to wash, works great 2002
Installed tempered auto glass in the 4 large windows. 2004
Rebuilt all the portholes w/ new lenses and seals (added some screens) 2005
Replaced the polycarbonite glass on the hatches 2007
Mast and boom taken out and painted. 2005
All new halyards 2005
Added a boom vang and travler for the main sheet. 2005
Set of new sails; full- batten main and a high cut genoa for visibility. 2001
Doyle StacPac w/ bat cars and track on the mast 2005
6 man Life Raft ,new in 2006
Davits for dingy. Strong. I can actually stand up in it. (Atkins and Hoyle) 2002
All new Electronics; Raymarine w/ color chart plotter & 48 mile radar. 2002
Forward looking Sonar ( by Interphase.) It has saved the day many many times.
2002
6000G Auto Pilot with Gyro Compass (Raymarine) 2003
Custom made top rudder bearing that prevents the rudder from wobbling. 34"x36" steel plate
with 6"brass bearing bolted to the I-beam under the bed.
Complete new steering system; (cables, conduits, and accessories in a kit from Edson) 2008
Perkins 4-108; taken out and completely rebuilt. 1400 hrs currently Now have
power to spare. 2008
Replaced the entire exhaust hose and muffler 2007
Replaced the transmission. ( ZF Hurth, 2.5) in 2002
Upgraded to an "AutoProp" feathering propeller. Good for 1 kt both sailing and motoring. Saves
fuel too. 2002
Installed twin Raycor Fuel filters / 12vt electrical primer pump. A life saver ! 2004
Added a 33gal fuel tank under the floor of the large locker under the V-berth. 2002
New 12 gallon hot water heater 2008
Upgraded aft holding tank to 35 gallons 2003
Helm seats (2) with high backs and arm rests. Makes the ICW like cruising in your living room. 2007
Rebuilt and rewired the windlass. Added remote switch in cockpit. 2008
Added blue stripes on the cabin sides forward to match those already on the back half. 1995
and 2008
Replaced the bimini and enclosure with white 'Stamoide" and new scratch resistant isinglass.
2005
New 15,000 BTU MarineAir w/ digital thermostat . 2009
New and larger/stronger Bow Pulpit, 2 legs on each side and larger tubing . 2009
New swim ladder. 2009
Replaced the Life Lines. 2009
New LED tri color; strobe; anchor light ; w/auto dust to dawn 2007
Widened the settee seats 4". Sloped the back rest. 1996
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:23   #2
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Re: 1986 HIRSCH GULFSTAR 45 LAST HULL!

I would do something about non skid and interior upholstery before considering raising price . You are now at the top end of pricing, and recommend you look at comps.
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Re: 1986 HIRSCH GULFSTAR 45 LAST HULL!

Is this the same gulfstar that was in Puerto Rico? If so, you must have accomplished allot in a short amount of time. Congrats.
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