I am new here and wanted to say hello and introduce myself. We just purchased a1974 36' Gulf Star Trawler
. We had a 27' Bayliner before this so this boat feels huge to me right now. An old fellow owned this boat in Minn so it was always in fresh water
until a year ago. He was a marine engineer
and did all sorts of great stuff to the boat to get it ready to cruise
the big loop. Then the poor ole guy had a stoke and his wife made him sell the boat. The boat was moved to the panhandle of Florida
and was used as a live aboard at a marina this past year. She is in very good shape except for cosmetics. We have been working on the interior
, new cushions
and drapes and such as well and cleaning
and waxing the exterior. The trimwood needs some cleaning
up and oiling too.
We are going to stay here on the boat in northwestern Fla and work on her for the next 3 weeks then cruise
her over to Carrabelle, then down to Clearwater for a short break before heading to Islamorada in the Keys.
Anyone ever go around the big bend here in the panhandle?
It should be an exciting trip. We are getting up there in age and we are glad we have this time when we have the health
and energy to take on one last big adventure.
Life on the Float is great!