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Re: Looking for and thoughts on my next boat 40 to 50 '

Originally Posted by RealST View Post
just want to bump this thread back into action.

I too am looking to move onto a 40'+ (but under 46') Center Cockpit
My reason for the Center Cockpit is that I do want to have an Aft Stateroom that replicates a bedroom as I will be living on her year round and sailing occasionally.

Seems that every boat I come across, someone screams RUN AWAY. Not for the condition of the boat, but the make.

Morgan 43:

Irwin 43:

Hunter 45

Feed back that I have gotten on these models are bad, for stories of decks lifting/delaminating to major leaks.
IMHO, the Center Cockpit GulfStar 50 ketch is a great boat, especially for the price range they are available at.
As with any 70s - 80s heavy displacement vessel, be ready to put some effort into restoring her.
But, these boats provide good sailing and spacious accomodations.
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