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Old 13-01-2009, 05:19   #1
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Is the Gulfstar 36 Aux Offshore Capable ?

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I have found a 1983 gulfstar 36 sailboat that I like. I havn't been able to find any reviews on it or much information at all. There were 36 of them made. I have been to the gulfstar sites with little help. What I really want to know is if this is a offshore boat and any serious problems. Thanks,
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Old 13-01-2009, 06:02   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard, Ward.

Gulfstar began production in 1971 in St. Petersburg, FL, with a series of popularly priced motorsailers and trawlers. One of the few firms to build both sail and powerboats, the Gulfstar line expanded dramatically over the years, and the company became one of the leading yacht manufacturers of the 1970s and 1980s. Responding to the decline in sailboat demand, Gulfstar ended production of its sailing models in the mid 1980s and concentrated on its line of motor yachts. Gulfstar was acquired by Viking Yachts in 1987.

Gulfstar built 23 of the 36' Aux Sail between 1983 & 1985.

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Old 16-02-2009, 10:04   #3
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I am the orginal owner 1983 -36 aux.
I have repowered the W27 with a perkin W108. That was a job.
I have well maintain the boat.
I currently have Raymarine electronics.

Has anybody put a wind generator on their boat. I currently use 2-36 watts flexible solar panels to charge the 3 batteries. Won't keep up with the laptop. The ref /bidgepump are charged OK. A laptop is 70 watts per hour. A 3rd panel??? or better panels more power is required.
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Old 26-05-2009, 18:00   #4
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I have a Gulfstar 36 Aux Hull # 8. It has been cruised extensively throughout the Caribbean and chartered. I believe the westerbeke 33 (Mitsubishi k series 1.5 liter) is the original engine. Like all older boats it needed some refitting over the years. The chainplates were negelected and some bulkhead repairs were required. Leaks, ignored will cause a lot of painful issues. The boat handles well in all weather. All the original deck hardware is in place and works well. I like the open interior layout. I put an AC unit under the port locker accross from the head that has oulets in the main salon and V berth. Sturdy and comfy. Whats not to like? IM me if I can help. You are wellcome to see mine in Annapolis.
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I am looking at a Gulfstar 36 Motorsailer... It needs some work.
I have heard that they handle well courtesy of this forum. Does anyone know what things that I need to look for (possible quirks and defects) in buying a Gulfstar 36 MS?

If anyone can help me on this, I would be most thankful.

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We have a 43' nark ii ketch, I know its not the same, but manufacterer is.
We are happy by the way she handles and moves in light air for a heavy boat.
As with all older boats, you need to watch for soft spots in the deck, ours is a 1976 with no deck issues except for some light surface crazing.. The hull is extremely well built, PM me to find out how I know this and for aby other info...
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mast height?

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I am the orginal owner 1983 -36 aux.
I have repowered the W27 with a perkin W108. That was a job.
I have well maintain the boat.
I currently have Raymarine electronics.

Has anybody put a wind generator on their boat. I currently use 2-36 watts flexible solar panels to charge the 3 batteries. Won't keep up with the laptop. The ref /bidgepump are charged OK. A laptop is 70 watts per hour. A 3rd panel??? or better panels more power is required.
I'm looking at a sistership (to buy). Do you know the mast height (above dwl) of the boat?

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