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1976 Gulfstar 40 Hood design racer/cruiser

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

Southern Star is the first yacht of 19 of the Ted Hood/GulfStar collaboration to produce the GulfStar 40 cruiser racer. This sloop built to higher performance standards than any of the other Gulfstar models of her day went on to claim her fame and take ocean racing silver. Her hull is Airex cored unlike the later hulls of this model that followed her which are balsa cored. She is a true cruiser/racer with classic lines and cruising comfort down below. Her shoal draft “whale” hull with centerboard makes her an excellent choice for cruising her home waters of Florida and the Bahamas. Her current owner is a naval architect/marine surveyor/boat builder that has been in the yacht yard business in the Tampa Bay area for many years. He has consistently and professionally maintained and upgraded her. For the buyer looking for a shoal draft comfortable cruiser with known true performance she represents an excellent value. SELLER WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE A SMALLER TRADITIONAL YACHT WITH A LOWER VERTICAL CLEARANCE OR A TRAWLER IN A PARTIAL TRADE. HE IS NOT AFRAID OF WOOD BUT DOES NOT WANT A PROJECT BOAT.

Equipment on Board:

Fresh water cooled Perkins 4-108 main engine, Borg Warner Velvet Drive, and Walter V drive overhauled and installed in 11/’08 with new flexible mounts.
Fire rated fuel hose (new 2002).
Dripless type shaft seal.
Racor fuel filters for main engine and generator with fuel vacuum gauge for engine.
Phasor 3.5 Kw generator under stbd. cockpit seat. 117.4 generator hours.
ProMariner Protech 1230i battery charger (new 2008).
Main engine and house battery banks, all are AGM batteries (new 2008).
Rotary Air 17,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning with digital controls.
Airex cored hull and balsa cored deck. Awlgrip painted hull and deck.
Bottom relaminated with epoxy resin 2005.
Last bottom paint job 2009.
Bowmar deck hatches with Lexan lights (new 2002).
All thru hulls and seacocks replaced with Marelon 2006.
Fiberglass centerboard. Dropped in 2/’09, pin examined, pin retainer bolts replaced with 316 stainless steel, and pendant replaced with Spectra.
Fixed windows (new 2006) and openning ports (new 2007) in trunk cabin.
Keelson stepped single spreader aluminum Hood Yacht Systems mast and internal line boom.
Furlex jib headstay furler.
Stainless steel Navtec rod rigging.
2 Barient #32 stainless steel sheet winches.
2 Barient #22 sheet winches.
2 Barient #21 stainless steel halyard winches.
1 Barient #22 anodized halyard winch.
Paul Luke stainless steel centerboard pendant winch (overhauled 2009).
Dutchman rig for main.
Main sheet traveler and boom blocks replaced 2006.
Dacron Main, 130% Genoa, cruising spinnaker with stuffer, tall boy with foil luff, and storm jib with foil luff.
Adjustable Aluminum rod vang.
Chain plates examined and refitted 1997.
2 Barient #28 stainless steel sheet winches.
1 Barient #22 stainless steel sheet winch.
2 Barinet #22 stainless steel halyard winches.
1 Barient #16 stainless steel halyard winch.
Stainless steel and Dacron running back stays.
Schaeffer blocks and fairleads.
Stainless steel halyard bail at base of mast.
Sunbrella sail covers.

Gulfstar 40 Hood design racer/cruiser
Gulfstar 40 Hood design racer/cruiser
Gulfstar 40 Hood design racer/cruiser
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