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Old 03-14-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Any Gulfstar owners out there ?

I'm in the market for a sundeck and really like some of the features of the Gulfstar 44 Motor Cruiser i.e.* displacement hull, standup engine room, shower in* the forward head and some other things. Was wondering if anyone knew of any quirks or foibles of the make or model.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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RE: Any Gulfstar owners out there ?

I've looked at several. High quality build. Sailboat design philosophy so not a lot of room for the length given the narrow beam forward, lots of rolling. A bit of a downstairs feel (sailboat) to the interiors. Great value.
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RE: Any Gulfstar owners out there ?

Rob,

*** I really like them but I think they ( maybe only crertian models ) have thier screws and rudders way fwd of the transom. Iv'e heard critisism of this but they could be very nutral in a beam wind whereas most trawlers draw less in the bow and hence the bow is often blown down wind. I belive the ones I've been seeing are 43' and not full displacement but more so than a Nordic Tug or GB. Should be a very comfortable vessel w floperstopers down. I see a strong resembelence to " Dreamworld "* ..* several articles about Dreamworld were featured in PMM. I think they are twins* ..* a plus in my book but many are not fond of twins. The Gulfstar dos'nt look like a " sundeck " to me but I've just become aquainted w the term several months ago on this site. Whatever you buy I'd give strong bias to boats w newer engines and fuel tanks.

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