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Old 10-04-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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1975 Gulfstar 36 MarkII

I rarely see anyone looking to trade a boat. I bought a 1975 Gulfstar 36 Mark II in late spring. I paid $17k for the boat, after a few boat bucks later I had the fuel tank opened cleaned and all fuel removed, new 4D batteries and the generator battery were replaced, both engines are the Perkins 62hp 4-154's they had all the pumps impellers replaced, new fuel and oil filters, new fluids and they run with no smoke start on the 1st hit of the key. I had the port rudder repaired and both rudders bearings and seals were replaced, new Zincs installed, all new hose clamps were installed, 2 new CO detectors, a 12,000BTU stand alone heat-pump is installed. There are also 2 window AC units in the aft windows however the original glass to remove these is with the vessel. The boat also has a newer low hours Westerbeke 4.5kw generator that was serviced and is working it's fluids and filters were changed as well. Here's the ugly the interior needs work (there's no water damage the headliner is perfect) and it has all the original wiring which I was going to upgrade. In addition there is a new Garmin 740s plotter and a VHF200 radio that come with the vessel. The navigation lights were upgraded to LED. Health issues have me rethinking boating.
I can send anyone interested the survey I paid $17k for the boat the extra work I had done which cost thousands is my loss. I'd like to get what I bought the boat for or possibly trade it for a Bayliner 2859. From the same general area.
I'm really disappointed because I had high hopes for this vessel.
The boat is currently located on the Middle River, Maryland. It's on land because I had the bottom redone and the rudder repaired (it had minor blistering).
I have some new parts for it as well, a new LED anchor light and a new VFlow Jabsco 5.0gpm fresh water pump.
If interested I can send you the survey. Many of the items on the survey have been corrected and the boat is currently insured with BoatUS.
It can be seen almost anytime.
I can be contacted at b.lentz@certifiedrf.com
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hi Billy do you have any photos of your boat?
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:40 PM   #3
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Yes e-mail me and I'll send them.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:15 AM   #4
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I'm really disappointed because I had high hopes for this vessel.

How were your hopes dashed?
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:41 AM   #5
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I'm really disappointed because I had high hopes for this vessel.

How were your hopes dashed?
You and me both.......
There are 3 major reasons 1st I have a rapidly deteriorating back where my lumbar spine now has >80 degrees curvature at the same time I have nerve problems causing constant pain in both feet (Lyrica hasn't done anything to help this and I have been on it for over a year). I'm in need of a full spinal fusion, the economy, and this would probably have a different outcome if the boat wasn't 144 miles each way from where I live. By the time I drive to the boat my body's tank is already 3/4 empty due to the pain.
I should have never taken this project on but I'm in denial about my medical conditions.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:01 AM   #6
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Would it help if some folks moved the boat for you?
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:02 AM   #7
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Would it help if some folks moved the boat for you?

I was thinking the same thing. I'm no help as a west coast boy but would bet someone in your slice of America may be willing to run her closer for you.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:37 PM   #8
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A bit more about the Gulfstar I had her surveyed and a sea trial that lasted 2 hours. The only problems that needed immediate attention was missing or broken exhaust and thru hull hose clamps (to have doubles). The previous owners spent a small fortune on installing new exhaust and intake hoses and I guess the mechanic doing the work ran out of clamps so I had everything double clamped. The survey called for a new fuel tank fill & vent hose. They were replaced in June. The port rudder had minor blistering and the hull did in one small area. I had the hull below the waterline taken down, repaired and painted. The port rudder needed minor blistering and it was pulled and repaired. At the same time the yard and I agreed that both rudders needed new packing and bearings this was completed. I had the yard install new 4D deep cycle wet cell batteries and a 31 series wet cell battery was installed on the generator. I added 2 hardwired CO detectors and upgraded the on board required fire extinguishers. Before the sea trial I had Atlantic Tanks from Baltimore come out take the top plate of the tank off and scrub and polish the tank using the fuel that was in there about 150 gallons but the fuel didn't look good it sat for 4 years so I didn't want any fuel issues hence the reason the fuel was removed. All 3 engines were serviced by a Perkins mechanic who changed all the raw water impellers, hoses, adjusted the valves, all fuel filters were replaced, the oil filters were replaced and new oil and engine coolant were added essentially checking everything over. The port side engine electronics gauges are all off by about 10% when compared to the starboard engine (upper or lower controls and gauges). When mechanical gauges and an IR heat temp gun was used both engines were identical and healthy. I haven't had the time to find the common electrical problem with the port engine's 2 instrument clusters I'm betting it's a faulty ground. The Westerbeke generator was serviced like the boats engines and the generator needed a new oil pressure sender to start, it was replaced and it's working great now. It has less than 800 hours on it. I also previously mentioned that I had all new LED navigation lights installed with the exception of the anchor light which I have and it will go with the boat.
I bought and was going to transfer lots of cool stuff from my previous boat. Cool stuff I removed from my Mainship was the FLIR, an AIS Class B transponder, a pay by the day NMEA2000 Garmin weather receiver, a Wave WiFi EC-HP-AP and loads of new equipment which I will end up selling off separately depending on which of 3 outcomes happen. 1) If I end up keeping the boat it will probably be left in Maryland until next Spring then I'll start on it again. 2) someone else buys it and they make the improvements needed. 3) or I originally wanted or I get a 2859 and install my cool toys in it but I will be able to trailer the Bayliner 2859 so I could work on it behind my shop. I went back and forth between the 2 vastly different types of boats and in the end I felt I got a good deal on the Gulfstar, looking back now I wish I had purchased a 2859 that had a Yanmar diesel and a 3 axel trailer from PA.
But I didn't I don't mind handing out the survey to interested parties. However it's minor things like the salon lower helm carpet is rolled up and currently in the rear head (this was done while the boat was being worked on to protect it). The previous owners furniture is all over the boat again we were pulling wire or were going to.
The rear head is a self contained head with a 9 gallon holding tank it sits on, this was going to go if I kept the boat and I was going to install a Raritan Marine Elegance freshwater head, a PuraSan H-N-T and I have a new Todd 36 gallon holding tank. The front head's a PortaPottie that was going to be removed and I was going to replace it with a 110VAC washer/ dryer compact Splendid unit. I think I had too many hopes big dreams. The upper decks and the entire hull are solid only some very minor moisture was detected near the windlass. The boat also needs a new freshwater pump which I have and it will go with the boat.
I could continue but I kinda doubt I will be able to do this aggressive a project at this point in my life.
As I mentioned I have all the electronics, parts and fixtures to make my dream boat but I'm reminded of my limitations every time I see the Gulfstar.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:29 PM   #9
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To those whom I have sent the survey to you can talk to the surveyor directly if you have a genuine interest.
In fact I would recommend it.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:41 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear about your health issues, Billy. I have a similar commute to the boat, and always break it down into two legs to stretch and get coffee. I've enjoyed following your posts on the Gulfstar.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:02 PM   #11
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Look I won't give the boat away if it doesn't sell I'll need to motivate myself this coming Spring.
I really like the looks of the Gulfstar and the interior layout. It should have been my ideal dream boat.
Then again the idea of having a smaller boat specifically the 1990-1995 Bayliner 2859 on a trailer would be ideal because I could tow it home and work on it behind my shop/ office. It would still be large enough for my wife and I to weekend on or even a week or so of cruising.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:16 PM   #12
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Bill, we had a Bayliner 2859. She was a well laid out vessel and we had a lot of fun with her. Once- for an out drive repair- we had her trailered and brought to the repair shop. She actually had an Alaskan Bulkhead. We just got back from an Inside Passage cruise and I could certainly see the value of having one.


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Old 10-07-2014, 01:26 PM   #13
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I see in your signature line that the 2859 sunk was this storm related or something mechanical or structural? The Alaskan bulkhead is a nice rare option.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:24 PM   #14
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Hey Bill
She sank in Katrina at a Marina in Bay St. Louis Mississippi. The lines were still tied to her😊.


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Hey Bill,

On a separate note, watch out for Lyrica's side effects. My mother was on it for a while and it screwed up her memory and caused other issues. Hope it is working OK for you...
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:39 AM   #16
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Hey Bill,

On a separate note, watch out for Lyrica's side effects. My mother was on it for a while and it screwed up her memory and caused other issues. Hope it is working OK for you...
The side effects of Lyrica are horrible I'm getting off of it.I tried Gabapentin/ Neurrotin all the neuro drugs at high doses they aren't working. It really stinks when your feet are firing away 24/7. It even wakes me at night. No sleep and constant pain are not something I would wish on my worst enemy!
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:52 PM   #17
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I'll accept reasonable offers for those looking at the Gulfstar.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:01 PM   #18
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I am interested.... and it would be going to a good home. Due to my health issues I can no longer run a sailboat so, the trawler is my option or stay home..

Can you forward some pictures ? jcraighook@gmail.com
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:02 PM   #19
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I believe your boat is at the same marina i keep my Christ Craft.

Would you be interested in trading it for the Christ Craft? It's a 1978 catalina 280, single inboard crusader 5.7, replaced in 2008/2009. transmission replaced august 2014. 140 hours on driveline. Layout is very similar to the bayliner you are interested in.

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