Gulfstar 37 Specifications


HULL

  • Designer: Vince Lazarra
  • Builder: Gulfstar Yachts
  • Building Site: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Displacement: 19,500lbs, 8,000lb internal ballast
  • Hull Number: GFS371080478
  • Type of Hull: Gulfstar 37 sloop
  • Construction: Fiberglass hull and deck
  • Length: 37' (without bowsprit)
  • Beam: 11'10" (without solar panels)
  • Length Waterline: 32'9"
  • Draft: 4'9"
  • Sail Area:
    • I (height of mast from shearline to sheave): 45.6'
    • J (distance from front of mast to forestay): 15.6'
    • P (distance from top of gooseneck to highest point of mainsail hoist): 39.3'
    • E (distance from aft of mast to mainsail clew): 13.0'
    • Sail Area 100% Jib: 611ft^2
    • Sail Area 150% Genoa: 789ft^2
  • Metrics (read more about metrics):
    • SA/Disp: 13.55 (jib), 17.29 (genoa)
    • Disp/LWL: 266
    • Comfort: 33.6
    • Capsize: 1.70
    • Vhull: 7.58kts
    • Vmax/Vhull: 1.01 (jib), 1.09 (genoa)
    • LOA/Beam: 3.14
    • Roll accel: 0.06661G
    • Roll period: 3.8 seconds
  • Type of Ballast: Internal
  • Type of Keel: Modified fin
  • Stem: Fiberglass
  • Sheer Clamp: Fiberglass, flanged
  • Rudder: Fiberglass, cored
  • Rudder Shaft: Stainless steel
  • Steering: Wheel, 7x19 stainless wire, quadrant
  • Recent steering upgrades:
    • (2006) Custom stainless skeg backing plate installed
    • (2006) Stainless braided steering cables installed
    • (2006) Stainless Edson wheel installed
    • (2007) ST4000+ autopilot drive motor (soldered connections) and autopilot belt installed
  • Mast Step: On keel
  • Bulkheads: Plywood, fiberglass tabs to hull
  • Escape Hatch: One forward, companionway hatch aft
  • Cabin Top: Fiberglass with molded non-skid
  • Cabin Sides: Fiberglass
  • Deck: Fiberglass with molded non-skid
  • Toe Rail: Teak
  • Cockpit Type: Self-bailing well


ENGINES AND FUEL SYSTEMS

  • Number of Engines: One
  • Type of Engines: Diesel
  • Number of Cylinders: Four
  • Horsepower: 51HP
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2ME
  • Year Built: 1985
  • Serial Number: 11085
  • Hours: 1800
  • Ventilation: Natural
  • Flame Arrestor: Not needed
  • Drip Pan: Molded
  • Cooling System: Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger
  • Cooling System Strainer: Seawater strainer mounted above the waterline
  • Exhaust System: Water cooled
  • Exhaust Line Matl: Hot wrapped section, water mix elbow, fiberglass silencer to hose
  • Engine Gauges Fitted: RPM, Water Temp, Oil Pres, Hours (2001)
  • Engine Kill Switch: (2006) Pull cable mounted in cockpit
  • Number Fuel Tanks: One
  • Location of Tanks: Fiberglassed into hull
  • Capacity: 25 gallons reported
  • Fill Pipe Location: Deck
  • Vented: Yes
  • Shut-off Valves: At top of tank (below galley sink)
  • Type of Fuel Lines: J1527 and J189 hose (2006)
  • Fuel Filters: Racor R205 and engine secondary
  • Are Flexible Fuel Lines Fitted: Yes
  • Are Fuel Tank Securing Straps Installed: Tank is glassed in
  • Propeller Shaft Size: 1"
  • Shaft Material: Stainless
  • Shaft Zincs: Two (2006)
  • Propeller: 3 blade, 15" diameter left hand
  • Shaft Bearings: Rubber cutlass
  • Alternator: 115A high-output Ballmar with battery heat sensor and control panel
  • Recent service or upgrades:
    • (2005) Injectors professionally removed, cleaned and re-installed; all fuel lines changed, diesel tank bottom vacuumed & cleaned
    • (2006) Packing gland hose and packing replaced (required propshaft removal)
    • (2006) Custom exhaust and water mix fitting installed
    • (2006) New exhaust hose installed from water mix muffler to transom exhaust vent
    • (2007) Replaced starter motor, solenoid, internal gears


SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • Life Jackets: Numerous
  • Condition: Not inspected
  • Safety Lines: Port and starboard
  • Lifebuoy: Lifesling
  • Man Over-Board Equipment: High-viz horseshoe attached to MOB pole, flasher, drogue, water dye marker
  • Flares: Numerous
  • Horn: Air canister, rechargeable
  • Compasses: One
  • Lifelines: Double with opening gates port and starboard
  • Pulpit: Yes, stainless steel 1" tubing
  • Aft Pulpit: Custom double pulpit surrounds cockpit, stainless steel 1" tubing
  • EPIRB: ACR RLB-35 with automatic deployment (hydrostatic release)
  • Radar Reflector: Perminant mast-mounted "Blipper"
  • Bilge Pumps:
    • Number of Pumps: 1x automatic, 1x manual
    • Pump Type: Manual Whale Gusher 10 (rebuilt 2006), 12V with Rule auto-float switch (2006)
    • Pump Hoses: (2006) Hoses, clamps, siphon tips
    • Location: Manual pump in cockpit, both pumps drain from bilge sump
  • Fire Extinguishers:
    • 1x 4lb ABC dry chemical, checked 2006, near batteries under nav table
    • 1x 4lb ABC dry chemical, checked 2006, mounted knee-height in galley
    • 1x 4lb ABC dry chemical, checked 2006, mounted in locker opposite head


SEA CONNECTIONS

  • (2006) 2x Cockpit Drains, Maralon, ball valve, working, new hoses and SS clamps
  • (2006) 1x Engine Intake, Maralon, ball valve, working, new hoses and SS clamps
  • (2006) 1x Sink Drain, to cockpit drain, new hoses and SS clamps
  • (2006) 1x Head Intake, Maralon, ball valve, working, new hoses and SS clamps
  • (2006) 1x Head Discharge, Maralon, ball valve, working, new hoses and SS clamps
  • (2006) 1x Head Sink Drain, Maralon, ball valve, working, new hoses and SS clamps
  • Hold Tank Discharge: -
  • Impeller: 1, plastic, w-tight, appears good
  • Stuffing Box Type: bronze, flax packing
  • Condition: replaced 2006
  • Head: One, reported to operate
  • Holding Tank: Small polyethylene
  • Vented Loop in Discharge: Yes


GROUND TACKLE

  • Primary Bow Anchor: 45# Bruce with (2006) 150ft 3/8" BBB chain and (2006) 300ft 5/8" three-strand nylon
  • Secondary Bow Anchor: 45# CQR with (2006) 50ft 3/8" BBB chain and (2006) 150ft 5/8" three-strand nylon
  • Stern Anchor: 35# Danforth (heavily reinforced) with (2007) 50ft 3/8" BBB chain and (2006) 150ft 5/8" three-strand nylon
  • Windlass: SL-555 "SeaTiger" dual-speed manual windlass with dual-use 3/8" BBB and 5/8" rode gypsy
  • Cleats: Five heavy-duty cleats with backing plates mounted fore/aft for anchor snubber connections
  • Anchor Roller: (2006) Custom manufactured stainless anchor roller integrated into bowsprit


ELECTRICAL

  • Lighting System: 12V DC and 110V AC
  • Power Source: Batteries, alternator, shore cord, solar panels
  • No/Type Batteries: 4x Group #31, "Lifeline", in main cabin, 400Ah total (2006)
  • Battery Banks: 1x battery in "Engine", 3x batteries in "House"
  • Battery Bank Charge: (2006) Xantrex 100A automatic charge switch for dual battery banks
  • Type of Wire: Copper strand
  • Cond. of Wiring: Good
  • Master Disconnect Switch: (2006) Blue Sea 2-way switch for DC (includes emergency cross connect feature), circuit breaker for AC
  • Circuit Protection: Circuit breakers for AC & DC
  • Ground Fault Interconnects: Shore power connection, all inverter receptacles
  • Grounding: Commercial zinc plate connected to all rigging, stanchions, motor, electronics, hot water heater, motors, etc, with marine-grade tinned copper wire (oversized) and ancor shrink tube connectors (or soldered with shrink tubing)
  • Convenience Plugs: (2006) 12V cigarette-lighter adaptors in chart table, galley, and inside stern locker
  • Battery Charger: Heart Interface Freedom 10 inverter/charger
  • Solar Panels:
    • (2007) Xantrex Trace C40 solar charge controller with in-cabin remote control panel
    • (2006) 2x Kyocera KC-130 130W solar panels, wired with high-amp marine cables, mounted on adjustable arms to adjust angle to the sun


SPARS, RIGGING & SAILS

  • Mast Material: Painted aluminium
  • Boom Material: Painted aluminium
  • Standing Rigging: Stainless steel 1x19 wire
  • Terminal Fittings: Swedge
  • Masthead Fittings: Aluminium
  • Mast Tangs: Stainless steel
  • Turnbuckles: Open barrel chromed bronze
  • Chainplates: Stainless steel
  • Running Rigging: Braided dacron
  • Stem Fitting: Stainless steel
  • Bowsprit Fitting: -
  • Boom Vang: Harken
  • Traveler: Relocated from cockpit to cabintop, custom
  • Winches:
    • 2x Barient #21, mast, rebuilt 2006
    • 2x Barient #28 self-tailing, cockpit, rebuilt 2006
    • 2x Lewmar #30 self-tailing, cockpit, rebuilt 2006
    • 1x Barient #21, cabintop, rebuilt 2006
    • 1x Barient, cabintop, rebuilt 2006
  • Sail systems:
    • (2006) UK-Halsey two-batten mainsail with two deep reef points
    • UK 'flasher' asymmetrical cruising spinnaker
    • UK sails 100% roller-furling jib with (2006) Harken luff tape
    • UK sails 155% roller-furling genoa with (2006) Harken luff tape
    • roller-furling storm sail with (2006) Harken luff tape
    • (2006) Harken MKIII Unit1.5 roller furler (replaced headstay at same time)
    • Two spinnaker poles (one fixed, one adjustable length); two pole tracks installed on mast
    • (2006) Main halyard, jib/genoa halyard, jib/genoa sheets, spinnaker halyard and sheets
    • (2006) Repaired main sail cover


GALLEY EQUIPMENT & WATER TANKS

  • Stove: Gimballed two-burner Shipmate stove with oven
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Components: (2006) Propane pressure regulators, adaptors, pressure gauge, hoses, solenoid
  • Solenoid Switch: Bulkhead-mounted switch and warning light
  • Propane Tanks: 2x, steel, one dated 9-2004
  • Location: Cockpit locker, not vented
  • Water Tanks: One fiberglass tank integral in hull
  • Capacity: 85 gallons reported
  • Location: Under cabin sole
  • Tank Straps: N/A
  • Sink: Dual stainless galley sink with (2006) hot/cold faucet
  • Refrigeration: (2006) Fridgeboat refrigerator/freezer conversion installed in icebox; utilizes 6 speed compressor & keel cooler (works great with very low 12v usage (system senses ambient temperature in cooler water and automatically switches compressor to correct speed to optimize cooling while reducing energy consumption)


ELECTRONICS

  • VHF: 2x Standard Horizon "Eclipse+", one installed above nav station
  • Antenna: Mounted at masthead
  • Other: Handheld VHF
  • EPIRB: See SAFETY
  • Navigation Electronics:
    • (2006) Raymarine C70 chartplotter with chart/GPS/rader overlay
    • (2006) Raymarine RD218 24-mile 2kW radar (new style radar released in late 2006)
    • (2006) Raymarine ST40 bidata instrument with depth, speed, water temperature, alarms, etc
    • (2006) Raymarine thru-hull sensors (paddle wheel and depth sensor)
    • (2005) Raymarine ST4000+ wheel-drive autopilot
    • (2006) Custom manufactured stainless instrument mount for Navpod housing
    • (2006) US West Coast and Central America Navionics chips for chartplotter
  • Entertainment Electronics:
    • (2006) Jensen Marine 20" LCD TV mounted in cabin wall, w/ remote
    • (2006) Marine DVD player, audio fed to stereo, w/ remote
    • (2006) Pioneer stereo system, 4 flush-mount 6x9" 3-way Infinity speakers
    • (2006) Sirius satellite radio receiver and deck-mount antenna, w/ remote (works south of Puerto Vallarta!)


INTERIOR

  • Curtains: (2006) Sunbrella, tracks
  • Cushions: (2006) Sunbrella, medium-density foam
  • Seatbacks: (2006) Sunbrella, medium-density foam
  • V-berth Matress: (2006) Sunbrella, medium-density foam
  • Misc: (2006) Sunbrella pillows
  • Berths: V-berth (2), pull-out couches (2)
  • Berth Safety: V-berth side padding, couch leecloths


DINGHY

  • Dinghy: Zodiac 10'2" Yachtline RIB, rigid fiberglass hull with tow attachment
  • Outboard: 10HP BF100F four-stroke Honda outboard motor
  • Extras: (2006) All accessories, including patch kits, paddles, gas tank, hose connectors, other spares

OTHER

  • Windex installed at masthead
  • (2006) 5gal SS hot water heater (110VAC and engine heat exchanger)
  • (2006) Bottomsiders five-peice cockpit cushions with "Wanderlust"
  • (2005) Sunbrella boom tent cover
  • (2006) Ten boxes of spares
  • (2006) Comprehensive cruising library (heavy weather guides, charts, etc)
  • (2006) Force10 BBQ on aft pulpit

Random 'best-of' trip reports:

Duane enjoying the scenery

 

Crossing the Sea of Cortez (nice and calm, eh?)

 

Getting my drink on