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3248 Elwood Drive ............ Racine, WI 53406
262-554-1370 ....... fax 262-554-1371
1986 Gulf 32 Pilothouse
This is a rare chance to own a true quality built aft cockpit pilothouse yacht. This fine yacht will take you anywhere in any conditions in comfort and style. Designed by William Garden alway known for his seakindly and traditional yachts.
She has a spacious double berth forward with lots of light and ventilation. The forward bulkhead also provides access to the forepeak and line storage area for the windlass. There is a small settee that gives a convenient place to sit while dressing and also eases your entry and exit to and from the berth. There are shelves and lockers above the berth and ample storage under the berth. She has a large shelf along the port side of the berth with cabinet built in underneath.
There is additional storage along the port side of the passageway and the head is to starboard. The head has great lighting and ventilation, a manual head with holding tank and all the storage for your personal items. She has a shower with a sump, hot and cold pressure water for the sink and the shower, manual cold water and a laundry hamper.
The spacious salon is next with an L-shaped dinette to starboard and a full length single settee to port. The generous dinette converts easily to a huge double berth for the rare occasions when you really need to sleep additional guests. The dining table folds up against the bulkhead and conceals the built-in storage rack for your dinnerware. And it folds out with a large drop leaf to reach complete across to the settee for your larger gatherings. The solid wood cabinets with leaded glass inserts, the teak and holly floor and the rich blue upholstery give a nice traditional feeling to the interior. The salon has an amazing amount of light and 8 foot headroom.
Up two steps to the pilothouse. A great area with a 360 degree view and 6 1/2 feet of headroom. The galley is on the port side with a 3-burner gimballed propane stove with oven, hot and cold pressure water, manual seawater pump and a manual fresh water pump. The large icebox has an access lid and an ice fill from the port cockpit hatch. The icebox drain is connected to a manual bilge pump for direct overboard discharge.
The Gulf-32 is designed to provide maximum comfort below decks in all weather conditions. The starboard side of the pilothouse has a sit-down chart table and shelves for the navigator. Behind the chart table is a large quarter berth. The inside steering station is located amidships alongside the chart table with its own set of engine controls, and compass. Autopilot controls are recessed into the chart table adjacent to the steering station, allowing hands-free push button steering as well. A remote control allows autopilot steering from the cockpit. A station exchanger allows steering from either steering station with the other station disengaged. The autopilot can be active with either steering station in use. From the inside steering station, the helmsman has 360 degree visibility and complete control of the boat when under power while remaining protected from the elements.
The entire pilothouse floor comes up in sections
to provide exceptional top and side engine access for easy maintenance.
LOD .................... 32'
Beam .................... 10'
Draft ...................... 5' 2"
Ballast ...................... 5000 lbs.
Displ ...................... 15,000
The pilothouse has windows on all four sides providing 360 degree visibility when steering from inside the pilothouse. The roomy cockpit has three access seat lockers. The cockpit pedestal steering unit has engine controls, a binnacle compass and instrument cluster. An emergency tiller is provided which fits the tiller head behind the pedestal.
The roof of the pilothouse extends out over the forward windows to shield off sun and spray. Four of the windows on the side of the pilothouse and two of the four ports in the side of the deck slide open for ventilation. Handrails are fastened to the top of the pilothouse. The forward hatch slides on tracks. It has a teak frame and a translucent top to allow extra light into the forward cabin. The foredeck is recessed with a self-draining anchor locker.
A stainless steel bowsprit with an anchor roller extends out over the
bow for easy anchoring. Two pairs of mooring chocks and cleats at the bow,
one pair on the Genoa tracks and another pair at the stern of the boat
provide ample mooring points. Mounted on an aluminum bridge abeam the bow
chocks is a power anchor windlass with controls in the cockpit. Stern
mounted dinghy davits and an 8' inflatable Avon dinghy with motor compliment
This is a true pilothouse with dual stations. The interior helm station with full navigational gear is located to starboard. There is plenty of room for all the gear one could want.
Speed/Log/Wind direction & speed
VHF radio by ICON 25 watt, all marine channels
VHF handheld radio, all marine channels
Inside Steering Station with engine controls and steering compass
Dividers, compass, parallel rulers, nautical slide rule, for chart plotting and dead reckoning navigation
Sails and Rigging
The standard Gulf 32 is cutter rigged with a club-footed staysail. The present owner has chosen to remove the staysail and sail the Gulf 32 as a sloop with a Genoa. However, he has equipped the staysail stay with a forestay release lever, so the stay normally can be stowed out of the way of the Genoa but rigged quickly to use the staysail as a storm jib without the club footed boom. However, the boom and associated hardware can be easily reinstalled and will go with the boat.
The mast, booms and spreaders are all aluminum. The main boom has a fixed gooseneck and a masthead boom lift. The standing rigging and chain plates are stainless steel.
The mainsail sheet is led to a mid-boom Harken traveler allowing easy sail trim adjustments and leaving the spacious cockpit free of the main sheet.
The loose-footed main with its patented ZipStop furler (patents held by North Sails) provides a unique way to raise and lower the main. A sleeve is sewn into the luff of the main. By pulling on a set of control lines, the sail is stuffed into the sleeve as the sleeve is zipped shut along the luff. Pulling the control lines the other way unzips the sleeve, releasing the main. By coordinating the release of the clew outhaul, the main can be furled or unfurled on any point of sail, even going down wind. All control lines are led aft to the cockpit. Since the Genoa is roller furled, both main and jib can be handled without leaving the cockpit. Since the anchor windlass is also controlled from the cockpit, RAINBOW can be single-handed easily.
Main with ZipStop furling can be furled or unfurled from cockpit
on any point of sail
150% Genoa on North (Harken) furling system
1.5 oz spinnaker with dousing sock,
1.5 oz asymmetrical cruising spinnaker
Staysail that can be rigged with self-tending club-foot boom or as storm jib with sheets directly to blocks
Center Mainsheet with Harken Traveler
4 Winches - 2 Two-Speed self-tailing, 2 Single Speed
Genoa Tracks with double-wide blocks on cars
Spinnaker Pole with adjustable pole fitting on mast track. Light and heavy spinnaker sheets and all spinnaker tackle
Preventer tackle for main boom
Deck and Hull
This is a true pilothouse with the sweeping lines of the "raised salon" sailboats. The unique design gives you all the benefits of the truly usable interior helm station, with the cockpit of a non-pilothouse vessel ..... great visibility from both helms. Electric windlass on the foredeck.
The uncovered anchor well on the foredeck gives you an extremely secure place from which to work on the foredeck, while eliminating the usual dirt and mildew trap of the traditional anchor well. Navigation lights, binnacle compass, deep folding swim ladder, double lifelines, bow pulpit, stern pulpit, anchor with chain and rode, lifejackets, flares and safety equipment, shorepower cord.
Edson wheel steering
Steering compass mounted on binnacle with instrument cluster showing wind speed and direction, boat speed/log and water depth
Auto-pilot Alpha Marine (?) piston driven from rudder post. Can be engaged with either steering station active.
Full cockpit cushions
Foldaway cockpit table
8 Avon dinghy with oars and manual and electric air pumps
2 HP Evenrude Outboard motor
Six fenders, two fender boards
Ten-twenty 1/2 dock lines
Cockpit rain canopy
Large sun umbrella
Two boat hooks
Engine and Mechanical
Electricity is supplied by a high amperage 12 volt alternator to two 12 volt batteries in a built-in support box. There is room for two more batteries. The master control panel has easy access, and there is also a master battery shut-off switch. 12 volt lights are mounted throughout the interior and the running lights include a bow light on the mast. The 70 gallon water tank has a deck fill. One aluminum fuel tank holds 70 gallons.
2 sealed no maintenance deep cycle batteries, (1 starting, 1 house)
High output Alternator
20A battery Charger
Engine: Inboard Diesel, 4-Cylinder
Engine Model: Universal 40
Racor Fuel Filter
2 blade prop
Fuel: 70 gallons
Water: 70 gallons
Hot Water: 6 gallons
Holding: 10 gallons
Incredibly easy access to engine and mechanicals..
2 Marine Fire Extinguishers
Electric Bilge pump
Electric windshield wipers
2 Type I PFDs
6 Type II PFDs
LifeSling with lifting tackle
Type IV throwable cushion
Two Pad Eyes on cockpit coaming for harness/jack line attachment
Two removable Jack-lines extending from cockpit to bow
Bow Pulpit and Stern Pulpit
Handrails on Pilot House Top
Davis Echomaster Radar Reflector
Manual bilge pump at steering station
Marine Fire Extinguisher
All required USCG marine safety flares, etc.
33 lb (approx.) Bruce with approx. 50' of chain and 200' 1/2" Nylon rode
20H Danforth with chain and approx. 200' of 1/2" Nylon rode
11 lb Bruce
Bow roller and power anchor windlass with cockpit controls
300 3/8 nylon utility line (for anchoring with line ashore)
Combination port/starboard bow running light
White stern running light
Mid mast steaming light
Mast mounted deck light
Masthead Anchor Lamp
This boat is a must see for any serious pilothouse buyer.
These owners are getting out of boating, so all the extras go with the boat. Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!