Hello all boating
This is my first forumpost, ever, so hopefully I have done this right, if not then I apologise
I am about to go ahead and make an offer on a GS 37 -79
"The Plan" is to bring it to the Caribbean
and use it as a liveaboard
cruiser for a year or two and then take it back to Europe
To me the boat looks to be a comfortable and seaworthy
vessel, very spacious and I love the classic lines, and apart from some reports about quality issues on the early Gulfstars everything looks fine.
Then I met a previous GS 37 owner who had serious doubts about safely doing a Atlantic crossing
. I have no idea how experienced he is as a sailor though. I have not changed my mind, but it made me think about the whole thing again.
The boat is well over 30 yrs old, so obviously it need work done, but as far as I can see it should be just as good or better than a lot of the boats that I know have done this before.
I know it was a popular boat in its time and surely of over a hundred made, some must have done a ocean crossing
at some point.
If you know the Gulfstar
37 I would be very grateful for your advice!