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Gulfstar 50
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5 4336 Mon April 16, 2007
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Description: Gulfstar 50
Keywords: Gulfstar 50
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon October 21, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Gulfstar 50 Ketch - the boat was built for the charter trade - there are many CHEAP ones out the on the East coast - they are probably beat. A strong, stiff boat, lots of room inside, well built (no hull liners!) . Sails well, not a particularly weatherly or light-air boat, but 20kts of wind is FUN!
We like it a lot - wish some stuff was more "modern", but then, it wasn't real expensive, either!
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Review Date: Tue October 22, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We cruised the boat full time for a number of months and were very happy with the boat,
it's basic design, and sailing qualities. It does have some weaknesses, the raw water cooling system
and deck leaks. Overall however the boat performed well.
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Review Date: Fri March 10, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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47 SAILMASTER RAISED SALON SLOOP RIG THIS WAS OUR FIRST GULFSTAR THE RAISED SALON IS WHAT REALLY MAKE'S THE BOAT SOME PEOPLE THINK OF IT AS A MOTOR SAILOR BUT SHE SAILS QUITE WELL 'A LIVEABOARDS OR CRUISERS DREAM BIG TANKAGE AND LOTS OF ROOM LIKE'S THE WIND ABOVE 15KNTS.HANDLES WELL IN BIG SEAS WE HAVE SAILED HER WELL OVER 10,000 MILES IN THE 8 YEARS WE'VE HAD HER MOST OF THE TIME JUST MY WIFE & MYSELF OH YEA AND THE DOG!
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Krystal
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Registered: December 2000
Posts: 4
Review Date: Wed August 15, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Commodious! Better boat than you would think. We recently completed a round in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Since its somewhat heavy - she needs 10-12 kts to move her at a decent speed. We've seen solid 8's on a beam reach. We changed the "behind the mast" furler to a partial batten main/stack pack. Much better system for the boat. The 50 is a much sleeker boat than the 47 sailmaster. Big 135 hp engine makes for great motorsailing too. Easy engine access. Nice living space. Cockpit can use a little revision.
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BClisby
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Registered: March 2001
Review Date: Mon April 16, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Size, strength, comfort and ability to make long crossings
Cons: A big boat takes a lot of upkeep.

Plenty of tankage..sails very well..in steady winds sails in the solid 8 knot range. We ,with some degree of routene, make 150 to 180 miles per day when making a crossing. Have been out for several months at a time with great comfort and security. Always look good coming in or going out. Many positive comments on style and appearance. Have had other boats but love this one most of all.
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