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post #12 of Old 03-29-2013
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Re: Gulfstar 37's Pro's & Cons

I've been living aboard a 1979 Gulfstar 37 for about 3 years now in Boston and I love it. She's a surprisingly fast boat, I regularly exceed 8kts and have maintained upwards of 7.5kts for extended periods. I think the interior is beautiful and roomy. It's also surprisingly warm in the winter; the teak interior and the airspace behind it act as insulation. I really like the L-shaped nav station which has a ton of room (I have my computer set up on it). The lazarettes are cavernous. Mine did not have any blister problems, but just to be safe I had the bottom barrier coated. My deck has not suffered any water intrusion, perhaps a previous owner took care of rebedding the stanchions. The engine access isn't great, but it isn't terrible, either. My biggest complaint is the V-berth... it gets a little narrow towards the bow. My girlfriend likes to stretch out. That is going to be the driving force behind me getting a bigger boat, I think.

1979 Gulfstar 37 Laissez Faire
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