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Gulfstar 37
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Description: Gulfstar 37
Keywords: Gulfstar 37
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon January 27, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Great boat, Good sailing but not the best at pointing, Very Livable.
Powered by Perkins 4-108 50hps - Seems to be powerful enough. I would perfer
a 3 blad prop, Sleep 4 well - tight for any more. My model
does not have a quarter berth. Good speed in med + wind and not
bad in light air.

My boat is in the Carolinas and I do have problems with condensation.
Problems with ports, metal leaks and sweats. Most Gulfstars do
have a history of blisters.

I love my GS37 and plan on a total refit/upgrade in 4 years. I am
very pleased with my vessel. (I've owned this boat for 12 yrs)
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed May 17, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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Has a 50 horse power engine in oit, minor hul damage.
Any idea what the value is.

Liz
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Review Date: Sun April 1, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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In October 2000 bought a freshwater 1977 Gulfstar 37 in Toledo, Ohio and sailed her accross lake Erie to her new home in Erieau, Ontario. The two day sail showed her reasonable performance in light winds and her stiffness and speed in a fifteen knot breeze. She is in great shape above the waterline and interior. Upon haulout at the end of our October crossing we found that the reported minor blister problem was quite extensive especially in the transition area between hull and keel, where I believe the water tank is located. Spring repair is underway on weekends.
Help in finding any Manufacturer's manual on this model would be appreciated especially covering electrical and plumbing issues.
More performance evaluation to follow as we get to know her better, after cruising and racing our Islander 30 MarkII for the past seven years.
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Review Date: Thu March 28, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We recently acquired a 1977 Gulfstar 37 from Toledo, Ohio. Have already enjoyed several cruises on Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. In heavy weather we are finding the boat is flexing where the companionway meets the bridge deck. This is visible on the inside where the top of the companionway is fastened.
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Registered: November 2007
Posts: 7
Review Date: Thu December 20, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I've owned a Gulfstar 37 since '93. Finally putting it up for sale as I have "3 foot itis". It's been a great boat. Here's a few thoughts:
- Boat spent first 15 years in Caribbean/Florida. Then we brought it to Lake Michigan. Prior to launch up north (1993), we did a major project on the blistered hull. Removed the outer layer of fiberglass, applied new Wes epoxy barrier coat. No blisters since, but the project was a major pain.
- We've had leaking from the stanchions ... rebeded them which fixed the problem.
- Integrated fuel and water tanks are pretty much inaccessible. We've never had to access them, but fear the day we might have to.
- Very livable boat, we've enjoyed multiple 7-10 day cruises with a family of 5 The upper bunk is very tight for an adult, but fine for a kid.
- Sails well. No racer, but holds her own. We did a season-end delivery at the same time as a friend in a Hunter 37 (10 years newer, more modern fins, newer sails) and walked away from him.
- The Perkins engine was rebuilt a few years ago (normal issues, no major problems), but has been dependable and plenty powerful for this boat.
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