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3 Weeks Ago 10:30 PM
Originally Posted by Howred View Post
Could someone tell me where the emergency tiller is in the hirsh Gulfstar 45?
The tiller on ours is located under the aft stateroom bed... I guess you'd have to open the aft hatch and steer with your head out... I'd use my autopilot...
3 Weeks Ago 10:27 PM
PerdidoSailor This is a long shot! funsailthekeys, if you still follow this thread, I'd be very interested in acquiring copies of your schematics!

We have owned our Hirsch for 2.5 years and love it... We haven't done any traveling other than the inaugural trip after purchasing her. But we are out most every weekend with our two little girls.

She had been abandoned for almost three years, after the previous owner passed away, while the estate closed. Due to the lack of attention, she needed some help. But, she's a great vessel! Lots of projects, many completed, many to still do...
04-26-2015 08:39 PM
Re: Hirsch gulfstar 45

Could someone tell me where the emergency tiller is in the hirsh Gulfstar 45?
08-09-2010 12:58 PM
Lexan Portlights

Yes, the plastics guy is in Florida! The business is called Port Plastics and is located in Port Canaveral. We removed the old ports and he used them as a template. Worked well since it was not done in the rainy season. Good luck with your project.
08-09-2010 12:06 PM
Pearlwood I have owned a Hirsh 45 for 12 years and I need to do the same replacement of the long skinny ports. On a long shot I thought I might ask if your plastics guy was in Florida? I live in Stuart Fl.

06-28-2010 10:09 AM
sfth No pictures. My boyfriend and I did the work after we had the Lexan cutout by a Plastics guy.
06-28-2010 09:44 AM
northbay Thank you for the reply... do you have pictures? Who did the work?
06-28-2010 08:48 AM
Non-opening port replacement

We replaced our non-opening ports with lexan and used a Dow adhesive. We had the trim rings made out of lexan also and then painted them with Interlux gray so that they resemble the worn out and cracked original metal ones. Looks good and no more leaks (after 3 1/2 years)!
06-26-2010 12:56 PM
northbay 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?

12-21-2009 10:41 PM
Just Joined

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.
Don Mack
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