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Gulfstar 41K
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4 4103 Mon January 30, 2012
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75% of reviewers $55,000.00 5.0












Description: Gulfstar 41K
Keywords: Gulfstar 41K
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed October 2, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Center Cockpit Ketch, Two cabin walk through
Two Heads, Separate Nav station, Accessable engine room.
Main Mast stepped through to Keel is heavy extrusion, Perkins 4-108 & BW 2.01-1 Trans. is a great combination.
Weakest points are the fact that the Mezzen Mast doesn't have a back stay and "works" in the right seaway. Main Mast interferes slightly with access to the dinett. Limited tankage, 45 gls. fuel & 45 gls. water also the settee becomes very narrow at the forward end.
Overall satisfaction is high because of her sailing qualities and ease of care. With very little bright work and the use of formica for the cabin bulkheads she is very easy to keep and overall quite comfortable on long trips.

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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon August 2, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Summary of Design:
Cruising fin; skeg rudder; Center Cockpit, 3 cabin layout;

Strengths:
Relatively narrow; works upwind in a chop much better than most. Solid glass layup hull, balsa cored deck. Easily balanced. Many people find a Center Cockpit to minimze motion sickness. Profile lower than many Center cockipts, less windage. Cabin Layout excellent for cruising in rough seas.

Weaknesses:
Narrow shape results in less space below than many 41 footers. Have had a moderate problem with blisters, so completely redid bottom with West System Barrier coat in 1993; no blisters since.

Overall Satisfaction:
I bought this boat in 1983. Have sailed it extensively of the Oregon and Washington Coast, and one 9,000 mile, 9 month sojourn to Mexico. On the "dreaded" return up the Baja coast, I sailed all but a very short distance. Took 16 days from Mazatlan to Brookings, Oregon. It sails upwind and into the sea well. After the Mexico trip, I cannot think of any boat I would trade it for.
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Review Date: Fri March 21, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Pros: Solid hull in rough seas, great deck space, nice size aft cabin.
Cons: Sails like a refrigerator. Excesive weather helm, Mizzen is basically useless unless sailing Jib to jigger in heavy winds. The interior is tiny for a 41 ft boat and the boat is poorly engineered resulting in every concievable problem such as blistering,

Go for a smaller bo0at with a better design.
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Registered: January 2012
Review Date: Mon January 30, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $55,000.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sails well, balances well, solid hull, good cabin design, 2 heads, good ventillation, BIG engine room , American made
Cons: small tankage, setee is a little tight

Bought the 1974 boat last year after looking at many newer boats. Bought this because of solid construction and sailing ability. Unlike the larger 44' these are really decent sailing boats
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