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Old 08-03-2019, 08:17 PM   #221
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sorry correction, built in Fu Shan, China
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Old 01-25-2020, 06:50 PM   #222
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Hello, all. I'm under contract on a 2003 32 Gourmet Cruiser. Currently in Maryland and owned by a (thankfully) meticulous airline pilot. Sea trial and survey were on Friday, no significant issues, and hoping to close next week. Will add pics/details if/when the boat is "mine"!
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Old 02-26-2020, 01:50 PM   #223
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Been away for the winter... a couple from last fall moved her from Green Bay, WI to Waverly, TN. Toscana enjoyed her first winter in the water
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Old 02-29-2020, 12:04 AM   #224
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I closed our our purchase of "Gatsby", GC hull #7 ("007" on the placard) two weeks ago today, and brought her down from Harve de Grace, Maryland, to her new home of Deale, Maryland, a week ago Sunday. 6 hour cruise on the Chesapeake and literally saw only one other vessel the entire way - a CG safe boat at the entrance to the Baltimore harbor approach.

Cruised for another 4 hours last weekend, the boat is a great fit for my wife and me. And, based on what Codger2 shared with me, Harvey Halvorsen would've loved the fact that the first thing my new marina neighbor said to me when I met him last weekend was: "My friend has been looking at Hinckleys, but when I saw your boat I sent him some pictures and said he should take a look at the Halvorsen." I had to break the news that there aren't too many Gourmet Cruisers on offer...
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Old 02-29-2020, 12:11 AM   #225
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One more thing...I purchased an original copy of the September 2003 edition of "Motor Boats Monthly" (out of print now) from a seller on ebay in the UK. The cover is the 32 GC. Happy to scan/email to anyone interested, just PM me.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:33 AM   #226
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Cruised for another 4 hours last weekend, the boat is a great fit for my wife and me. .
My wife and I really enjoyed our GC 32 for 8 years. The only reason we sold it was that we needed another stateroom for our "younger" guests. I am fast approaching 80 and refuse to give up my boating passion but having younger crew along for the ride really reduces the stress in my wife. (And me!)
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:22 PM   #227
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We closed our deal on our 1989 Island Gypsy 32, hull 102, last October. After a 20 hour sea trial (another story) she reached her home port, Hamilton ON, just in time to put it on the hard for winter. Received her registration papers in time for Christmas.
Changed out the cutlass bearing (introduced to a fiberglass shaft log) realigned the engine, new upholstery, through cleaning, and some other minor maintenance items, we launch in 7 weeks. I must say, with outside winter storage, having a diesel heater makes winter projects more comfortable than our previous boat.
Looking forward to this season.
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Canada must be more efficient... I closed 7/31/19 and just got my Document this week!
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:35 PM   #229
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Photos and update

Hi everyone. We finally splashed our new to us IG 30 this past August and now it's almost time to put her to bed for the winter.

She is a 1985 - 30 footer; Hull No 82

Still a few things to do... finish with the name placards on the side (once we agree on the name) and getting some additional canvas for sun shade for next year.

We did put 2-110 Watt solar panels on the Bimini (With the magnets) and worked wonderfully.

Trying to put a few photos up... hopefully this works.
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Hi all. I am seriously considering a GC 32. I have read through all of the posts (I think) but haven’t seen much on the sea kindliness of the GC 32. I plan on cruising the North East / New England coast. Weather and seas can kick up. How does the GC 32 perform in the ocean?
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:39 AM   #231
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Been away for the winter... a couple from last fall moved her from Green Bay, WI to Waverly, TN. Toscana enjoyed her first winter in the water
Nice boat! We used to own river front property just outside of Clifton, TN. Great area.

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Old 03-23-2021, 11:55 AM   #232
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Tim - the post of our purchase of Moon Dragon IG 32 (same hull as a CG32) in October 2019 is a few responses above this one. The delivery home was on Lake Ontario running in 15 + knots wind and 3-4 foot seas at 10 second intervals. Weather was not supposed to build until 12 hours later. We ran for 7 hours, steady at 6 knots, yes spray came over the bow - but at no time buried the nose. It was not the smoothest ride ever, but not uncomfortable. Autopilot handled the boat well. (Shepards pie did get tossed from the oven to the oven door. We laughed, and put it back in where it stayed.) We did head into port as home was still 13 hours away.
Took a lay day and left again 28 hours later for a 13 hour run home. Winds less than 6 knots & seas 1-2 feet.
Took 3 weeks last summer (2020). Post card perfect. One day had 3 foot swells left over from the day before - boat rode very nicely. On day stayed in harbour as winds there were reading 16 knots with gust to 25 knots.
Same run home as the year before - 13 hours at 7 knots - maybe 2 foot seas.
Great Lake waters are different than the ocean - particularly the wave or swell intervals.
I have been off Marblehead in 20 foot swells in a 24-foot Mako - much different than the lake. That said, my PO had ours as far south as SC and chartplotter and has positions up the St Lawrence to Rimouski.
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Old 03-23-2021, 01:22 PM   #233
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:05 PM   #234
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Timr, we just sold our GC32 (hull #007) last month after a single year of ownership, so my experience is limited. But we put 150 hours on it last year, all on the Chesapeake Bay, from Harve de Grace to the Potomac, and up the Potomac to DC and back. We loved the boat. We sold it only because, once covid hit, we decided we needed a larger boat for longer passages / time aboard and just purchased a Grand Banks Eastbay 47 FB.

Here's my observation of my time underway. The boat is very sea kindly in head and quartering seas. Yes, it's wet anytime the seas are 2'+ (east coast tightly spaced, not west coast rollers w/ 15 seconds in between). But that didn't bother me at all, as I'm in dry in the pilot house.

When in a 2'+ following sea, it tracks fairly well, but could use a larger rudder. It does require attention. My autopilot (original Raymarine, so circa 2003) would make erratic and unduly large corrections when in a larger sea, so turning off the autopilot was more comfortable (albeit more work).

You'll want to avoid any sizeable beam sea. We had 4'+ on the beam returning to our home port in Deale, MD from Annapolis last Mother's Day. I had fun, because I like seeing how a boat performs, but my wife and one of the two dogs were not happy in the least. I ended up taking the long way home ("tacking" to avoid the beam sea). But I don't think this has anything to do with the hull - it's a function of any hull this shape without stabilization.

We had the Cummins 5.9BTA @ 330hp. Mainly cruised at 1800 rpm and 8ish knots. With a clean bottom, she would run 12ish kts at 2600 rpm and 14 or so at WOT.

Great boat, best layout below (separate head and shower) I've seen in a boat this size. And definitely gets attention. Everywhere we went, people commented on how beautiful the boat was. Best of luck!
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