Gulf Coast 18, Hurst, Texas, asking $900, Sold 11/19/04

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Gulf Coast 18 sailboat, hull #100

  • LOA 18'
  • Beam 6'2"
  • Ballast 320#
  • Draft: keel up 9", keel down 3'6"
  • swing keel (cast iron, 300 lb)
  • 3 sails: main, jib, genoa (jiffy reefing - main)
  • large, open, self-bailing cockpit (scupper holes at stern)
  • swing keel controlled by winch in cockpit -- when fully raised, no additional draft
  • kick-up rudder of solid aluminum
  • adjustable motor mount
  • cuddy cabin with storage and positive flotation accessed through a lift-off
  • hatch cover and one-piece fiberglass companionway hatch
  • mainsheet run to stern
  • boom vang and Windex
  • new tires and lights on trailer
  • Danforth anchor, galvanized, with some chain and rode
  • no motor included in this sale


  • in need of fiberglass repair below the water line. Repair has been started on a 4" - 5" hole near the bow. The first layer of fiberglass has been applied but additional strengthening from inside the hull and finish work on exterior of this area are needed. gelcoat shows crazing
  • mast and boom in excellent condition and were probably replaced fairly recently
  • sails are used and show some wear and staining but are in good, usable overall condition
  • halyards and mainsheet have been replaced
  • jib and genoa sheets are not new but are functional
  • jib and genoa sheets secure with original camcleats, not winches
  • other standing rigging intact with bronze, open-barrel turnbuckles
  • bronze gudgeons and pintels, heavier duty than you would expect on a boat this size
  • bow and stern lights present but needs battery and may need some wiring
  • tiller is old and could use an upgrade
  • motor mount sturdy but needs a new mounting board (could be fabricated from wood or plastic version could be bought from marine supplier) (...just add a 2-HP Honda with integrated gas tank and you'll be ready to go!)
  • bottom previously had antifouling paint but has been sanded down to gelcoat
  • trailer had light surface rust but has been primed with Rustoleum for protection
  • trailer cradles could use new carpet covers

    I purchased this boat at auction from a local charity and the boat was damaged during delivery. It wasn't secured properly on the trailer and the bouncing caused the puncture hole mentioned above. I anticipated enjoying this as a project boat as it is a great, stable, keeled day-sailer. It sits nice and low on the trailer and is easy to set up, launch and tow. It could be a very economical way to get out on the water. Unfortunately, my young children need my time more than this boat does so I want to see someone else enjoy it.

    The Gulf Coast 18 has sold. Thank you so much for your website -- it's the greatest.
    Hurst, Texas

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