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Old 15-03-2006, 11:00   #1
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Gulfstar 44 Cutter Ketch

My wife and I have just purchased fa Gulfstar 44 Cutter Ketch. We are having a hard time finding out any information about this particular boat. Does anyone on this forum have a boat like this? Would appreciate any info. Thanks.
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Old 15-03-2006, 11:17   #2
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Old 15-03-2006, 15:19   #3
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The Gulfstar Owners Club is a pretty quiet place...

If you have any questions about the boat that are specific to Gulfstar intalled equipment, I could help out. I have a Hirsh built at Gulfstar.

PS: I couldn't find any info on my boat either. There was no documentation. In fact, I can't even find anything on Hirsh himself. I have tried. What I do know is that I'm very happy with the boat. It has a few quirks, as most do, but once you get a handle on them, Gulfstars are pretty nice.
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Old 09-10-2006, 14:07   #4
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GULFSTAR 43

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The Gulfstar Owners Club is a pretty quiet place...

If you have any questions about the boat that are specific to Gulfstar intalled equipment, I could help out. I have a Hirsh built at Gulfstar.

PS: I couldn't find any info on my boat either. There was no documentation. In fact, I can't even find anything on Hirsh himself. I have tried. What I do know is that I'm very happy with the boat. It has a few quirks, as most do, but once you get a handle on them, Gulfstars are pretty nice.
I am looking for any info out there on the gulfstar 43, center cockpit, motorsailor built in 1973. I think that there are 10 of these hulls. Where is the HIN located? we just purchased her and would like any into.
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Old 09-10-2006, 16:11   #5
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The HIN on a Gulfstar is usually on the starboard side of the transom, outside the boat, tucked way up high.
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:42   #6
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HIN FOR GULFSTAR 43

THANKS, BUT NO THE HIN IS NOT THERE, WE HAVE HEARD THAT IT MAY BE HIDDEN INSIDE THE BOAT SOMEWHERE BUT STILL HAVE NOT LOCATED IT.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:49   #7
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Hmmm.... I haven't seen it anywhere except on the transom on my Gulfstar. Sometimes people alter or grind them out on stolen boats...
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I don't think that they put HIN's on the transom until somewhere around 1976. The boat in question here is a 1973.
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Old 10-10-2006, 15:26   #9
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Guess that would explain it. WHEW! I'm just a youngster. I was 2 yrs old back when they started using HINs, so I was unaware.
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Old 10-10-2006, 18:24   #10
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I don't think that they put HIN's on the transom until somewhere around 1976. The boat in question here is a 1973.
1973 was the first year for the mandated HIN, hull identification number, and had to appear on the upper starboard transom molded into the hull. I believe also HIN numbers were also required inside the hull.

I have not heard of a GS 43 built in early seventies. Could you post pictures?
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Check this out http://www.geocities.com/bill_dietri...lGulfstar.html
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:56   #12
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Not exactly sure of US regs but if it was a "custom" built yacht that was CG documented (registered in Canada) it wouldn't have a production HIN??? It would have a registry # somewhere onboard, usually at the entrance to the engine compartment/engine room???
YES, YOU'RE RIGHT, THERE IS A NUMBER IN THE ENGINE ROOM, BUT IT WE DIDN'T THINK IT FOLLOWED THE NORMAL GULF STAR HIN PATTERN.
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I've got a 1982 44 gulfstar I've been refitting for the past two years what would you like to know?
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Re: Gulfstar 44 Cutter Ketch

I think the reference is to the Gulfstar Sailmaster series - More of a center cockpit Motorsailor with a raised saloon and a huge amount of space.


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1973 was the first year for the mandated HIN, hull identification number, and had to appear on the upper starboard transom molded into the hull. I believe also HIN numbers were also required inside the hull.

I have not heard of a GS 43 built in early seventies. Could you post pictures?
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