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Old 27-07-2011, 15:24   #1
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Endeavour 38

I am looking to buy a sail-boat to live on and sail the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. I am looking at Endeavour 38 What would be a good choice other then a Endeavour.
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Old 20-08-2011, 06:23   #2
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Re: Endeavour 38

Look at a Tayana 37, a bit more expensive but the definitive blue water cruiser (by some accounts)
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Old 20-08-2011, 21:31   #3
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We bought an Endeavour 37 in 2001 and moved aboard then 2004 cruised FL and Bahamas for six months. It was perfect boat for the mission. Long / big enough for two of us, shallow 4.5 draft, 20k displacement and an over powered Perkins 4108. Most construction is the same as the E38. They're not speed demons but they are blue water boats!

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Old 21-08-2011, 12:03   #4
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Re: Endeavour 38

What kind of headroom does an Endeavour 37 or 38 have? I am 6'5" tall and, contrary to a lot of posts I have seen, this is an important consideration to me.

Also how do the headliners hold up?
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Tough to find anything much greater than 6 ft headroom on a 37/38 footer... The 37 had full 6 ft. Possibly 6.6 down the center. I had many comments to this point from people stepping aboard and noticing the headroom. I'm 5'11".

Headliner never had any flaws and our E37 was a 1979/1980.

I believe I have only been aboard one E38. Their aren't many compared to the 37. I believe the keel structure is different and closer to 5ft deep making it a slightly better pointing boat as a result. Interior layout is totally different as the hull was of a different mold. Much of the same systems and teak work throughout the two of them.
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Old 21-08-2011, 16:19   #6
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Re: Endeavour 38

Island-Bound,

Thanks for the info. I have been on an Endeavour 32 and I believe the headroom was about 6'4" (I had to tilt my head to the side down below).

I am planning to go cruising in about 5 years and am looking for the boat I want, so far it is between a Tayana 37 and an Endeavour 37/38cc. I guess the Tayana still has the lead

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P.S. BTW, I live on a Watkins 32/33 and amazingly it has 6'6" of headroom (that's why I bought it).
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Re: Endeavour 38

I looked at www.endeavourowners.com and they state the Endeavour 37 has 6'6" head room. Lots of good info on this site about these boats.
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Re: Endeavour 38

The 38 is a center cockpit boat. The E 37 and the Tayana 37 are nothing like the lay out of the E38. While they are both good boats more info about why you like the E38 would help, but I would guess it's the aft stateroom. If so you would get better response if you listed desired size, price, aft or center layouts etc
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Re: Endeavour 38

I've owned my E-40 for over 20 years. Wife and I went to Carribean on it for 1 1/2 years, all the way to Grenada and back. We're going back in a couple of years, probably to the Western Carib. The boat performed impecably and was extremly comfortable. Re an E-38, I was on one once. To me it appeared to be a shortened version of the E-40. I'm not a center cockpit configuration works well on a boat less than about 40 feet. For my money, I'd look at the E-40. There's a lot more living space, there were a whole lot more built than the 38's-thus a better selection- and many of them are priced relatively cheaply, due in part to the fact that they require a lot of maintence-primarily because of the extensive teak-which many owners have neglected. Bottom line-you get a lot of boat for the money. Furthermore, you're getting a boat abundantly capable of Carribbean/Gulf sailing (wouldn't recommend Cape Horn though-for that get the Tayana 37). Anyway, my 2 cents. Cptn happy
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