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Nothing I can find easily Paul...but I am doing an educated guess at 59'.
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Thanh's I Have looked at a lot of boats i keep coming back to the 45
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I have all the papers from when the boat was new including the color sales brochure. I have things such as the line drawings and original sales price list as well. When I get a chance, (the boat is in the yard now) I will be able to fill in some details for you. I believe there are some changes in the Hirsch version. My neighbor likes mine so well that he is traveling to the east coast of Fl to buy one for himself. I was lucky to purchase mine from the original owner and he kept all the papers. He owned it for 20 years as it seems most owners keep them a long time. For the money it is alot of boat.
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I keep coming back to one of these but hope to settle on a smaller boat.
I would be interested in knowing:
1 - the hull to deck connection construction
2 - hull construction (solid FG or cored and with what)
3 - deck construction - cored and with what
4 - not that is really matters, but what was the orginal cost
5 - engine power, do you feel it is over/under powered
6 - engine access and room to add equipment into the ER
7 - have you seen or know of any blistering type problems (this is a crap shoot as even boat models with/without this you may still have on your boat)

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The deck to hull is screwed thru first the aluminium toe rail then the deck and a flange in the hull. Next the hull is not cored, it's solid glass. I don't know what the deck is cored with, but I don't have any soft spots after 23 years. Original cost was about $89,000 stripped. I have a Perkins 50 that will push it at 8 knts on a moderate sea. It has good engine access in comparison to a lot of other boats. Lastly I have repaired blisters but they were very shallow and easy to fix.
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I Ame now happy to say I Ame now the happy owner of a 45 Hersh got it home Sunday would like to get copy's of any papers the boat had nothing on board
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Small world!~ One of my workers had been looking for a sailboat for over a year and when he and his wife saw ours they bought one just like it in under 2 weeks. They are really happy on theirs also. Their hull number is #7 1985. They bought it in Ft Lauderdale. The boat is selling for more now than when it was new. Talk about resale value.
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Angry 45' GULFSTAR HIRSCH for sale in Ferdinado Beach

Everyone agrees that the 45' Gulfstar Hirsch is a reputable vessel. But Beware of the one for sale in Ferdinado Beach, Florida. I hope this will save you a trip out there, as many others have wasted their time and money... The boat has major problems that are not mentioned in the for sale ads or on the phone by the sellers. We have discovered the following: no title, bent prop shaft, damaged rudder, bearing housing is missing, motor is out of boat and owner claims he has pieces, many longitudial cracks in hull, very very poor fiberglass repair throughout the boat, bad welds on railing, railing needs to be replaced, needs complete sand and paint job, many missing and damaged rub rail pieces, no sails, bent jib, all electrical needs to be replaced, rotted floor in cabin sole, navigation seat missing, oily water in bilge, broken frig, electrical panel is made out of an plastic bowl, submerged in hurricane, very large cracks in shower floors, and much more... They paid only $3000 for the boat at an auction in mississippi, and we believe they may have stripped some of the pieces. Additionally, the owners were very hard to communicate with. They demanded their full payoff without a title. We disagreed, and wized up that something just did not sit right with them. We dreamed of fixing her up and sailing into the sunset, but that dream was halted by difficult sellers.
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Just discovered the forum on a Google search. We have lived aboard since Jan. 2006. Hull 35 and the last one.
We have gone from Florida to Maine to Georgetown to Florida, all on different cruises. Hope for the Turks & Caicos this year. Great boat. Both of us have had several faster boats, but we have racked up several 178 mile 24 hour passages.
Just finishing 4 years of refit/rebuild. Very, very happy with the construction, performance, and livability of the boat. Saw a post by someone who has the line drawings. I would love to buy them from you or trade for electrical schematic (availabe from the Gulfstar owners club) I have rewired the boat, so they are of no use to me now.
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Hi folks,

It has been some time since I've been in a thread an I'm soory
for breaking in on this one (I forget how to stsrt a new one.) I
have a GS 50 and need to replace the fixed ports. Can anyone
send me in the right direction?

Bob
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