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Gulfstar 39
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3 3270 Tue May 17, 2011
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100% of reviewers $145,000.00 9.0












Description: Gulfstar 39
Keywords: Gulfstar 39
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed January 15, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

This V.Lazarro designed heavy displ. c/c with some keel adjustments did some Atlantic crossings and she still surprises us with her seakindness and performance - although heavy she is fast and very manageable. When the chain of the Edson wheelsteering broke in a gust somewhere between the Azores and Portugal she was really easy to trim and to continue on our waypoint - without power on the rudder! - repairing took only 1 our. Although we are not complaining about the sometimes leaking hatches, that's ok after some Caribbean years, we should like her to tack within 40/45 degr. instead of 45 and up and a little more headroom.
For the future? maybe another Gulstar..
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camndon

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Registered: November 2000
Location: Bainbridge Is., WA
Posts: 17
Review Date: Tue May 8, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $145,000.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Purchased hull #23 new and have sailed her in Fla., the Bahamas, Lake Lanier (Ga.) and now in Seattle since '87. Easily handled under sail and power (18" three blade for NW currents). Great layout for one couple. A little short on storage. Major blister repair in '87 and topside gelcoat cracking in '00. Love the boat! Glad to share info.
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camndon

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Registered: November 2000
Location: Bainbridge Is., WA
Posts: 17
Review Date: Tue May 17, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $145,000.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: "Liveability", ease of handling, looks, cockpit design
Cons: Hull blisters, deck core vulnerability (chain plates, thru-bolts/screw), window leaks

>
> My wife and I have had GS 39 hull # 23 (of 57) since new and we love
> it--very "livable," especially for just one couple. Handles easily, sails
> well, especially off the wind and is very comfortable. We like the large,
> open main cabin with the relatively large windows here in the Northwest.
> One drawback to that: inevitable leaks. I just finished pulling and
> resealing one of the forward windows--took awhile to get it out. A little
> short on storage for extended cruising because of the open cabin. Really
> like the forward galley--we don't do much cooking "at sea."
>
> Big expenses have been:
>
> - Blister repair after 6 years (major)
> -Gelcoat "cracking" of topsides. Probably too thick of a gel layer
> which eventually stopped flexing.
> -Upgrading the electrical system
>
> Things to look for:
>
> -Blisters
> -Soft decks
> -Rudder tube/steering gear (we haven't had any problems)
> -Leaks (mainly windows)
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