"Destiny, 47'" Gulfstar Sailmaster Sloop, 1979
This boat was purchased in Alameda, California in 1995, where before that she
was berthed at Redwood City, CA. At one time, previous owners had changed
her name from Pacific Wanderer to Destiny. In her lifetime, this boat
has cruised from Alaska to the South Pacific and many places in between.
For my wife and I, she is the perfect liveaboard cruiser. Having experienced
all forms of weather on our coastal hops, we really appreciate how well built
these boats are. She is hull number 16 of the sloop rig designs with a
tall mast, and just recently she has been upgraded with a new full batten main
& lazy jacks, 140 roller furling genoa, custom bottomsider cockpit cushions
& new canvas. We replaced the Onan generator with a new Northern Lights
and had the Perkins 6-354 engine rebuilt due to overheating problems.
These were all long overdue upgrades and we finally have her how we've talked
about fixing this old girl up! When the boat was first bought, my husband
had doubts of giving up a "sailboat" for a "motor sailor", but this boat really
sails in both light and strong winds. In 1997, Destiny sailed from San
Francisco Bay up to the Puget Sound and berthed at Shilshole Marina and Bainbridge
Island for a while. After a year and a half, we sailed back down to the
Bay Area for warmer winters. We are looking forward to doing some cruising
down South in a year or so.
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