Originally Posted by Richard Jordan
Good to know. Surprised that someone actually read my 60 report! There was a 54? Sailmaster around that had a wet hull too. Not a project
you want to take on. Best just to sail as a coastal boat imo.
NCountry, I love the 44 CC. Really handsome boat.
I read your report with great interest. I am a huge fan of the Gulfstar 60. The balsa core hull separates her from all other Gulfstars in that she is light and FAST especially with the tall rig. When I was looking at Bamboo, they were asking $199k for her which was outrageous. She was simply a victim of neglect. Many leaks
had caused significant damage to the otherwise beautiful interior
. The area of wet hull was caused by a collision
that was never repaired. As time went on, the price
went down. I spoke to the guy that the owner quoted to do the bottom job and strongly considered making a go of it. However, the engine
like crazy so it seemed that was an issue too. And like you said, taking it out seemed "complicated." She finally sold for $85k, so with the $25k - $30k bottom job, that was just the beginning. I thought that was still too much so I passed. I also considered Solitaire which had a blue hull and also had some core issues. And a leaky teak deck
if I remember correctly. But absolutely gorgeous. And some serious winches on her to compliment her tall rig. Roma was one that sank to the cabin sole
. The one that was refit
by Hinckley is a goofy blue color and I am not crazy about the hard dodger
, while very nice, is still too expensive.
Such a shame what happens to them if the window leaks
aren't addressed in a timely fashion. You could at least tape a bag over them or something in the mean time.
I notice that in some PHRF listings, there is an entry for a Gulfstar 60 CB. Did they ever make a centerboard
model? That would be something.