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04-26-2015 07:39 PM
Re: Hirsch gulfstar 45

Could someone tell me where the emergency tiller is in the hirsh Gulfstar 45?
08-09-2010 11:58 AM
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 11:06 AM
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 09:09 AM
sfth No pictures. My boyfriend and I did the work after we had the Lexan cutout by a Plastics guy.
06-28-2010 08:44 AM
northbay Thank you for the reply... do you have pictures? Who did the work?
06-28-2010 07:48 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 11:56 AM
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 09:41 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
05-29-2009 12:05 AM
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.
11-14-2008 02:35 PM
funsailthekeys 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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