Have to join in to add a voice of appreciation for the Gulf 32 by Bill Garden. She's a pilothouse by name, though I don't care about the semantic debate. Our 1988 is Aeolus. What I do care about is how much my family
loves to sail and travel aboard her and how friendly she is to us along the way. One of my goals is to meet Bill some day and shake his hand.
I have a blog at Stories of Aeolus- Our Gulf 32 Pilothouse
where I've been documenting boat projects of all sorts and trip descriptions. Only family
and boat geeks trying to fix something would care.
Live on San Juan
Island and so get to sail year round and frequently. We get all over the San Juans and Gulf Islands all the time, and just love the versatility of our Gulf. I know they are not fancy or big or super fast, but unless there is some 45 footer trying hard, we keep up with anything else out on the water
under sail, and because she is so damn sea kindly, are willing to go out in snotty conditions that others rightly shun.
Anyway, I love seeing nice pilothouse boats come through Friday Harbor. Just this weekend, a great 1988 Gulf 32 named Garfield IV out of Bellingham came through, and her owners have gone around Vancouver Island and will be taking her up to Alaska
this summer. A really nice and well traveled Gulf. Also a well maintained Saturna 33 called Omega came through and she was just in beautiful shape.
Nice thread, and hi to all the other "pilothouse" folks out there.