I have purchased an Australian Endeavour
27 made in 1985. Aparently the 27 footer was a cruising version of the 26 footer which was popular for racing
It was supposed to be 'ready to sail away' but I have spent a month on her cleaning
and polishing and fixing and it is almost 'sail away' but not quite. Little things which I won't sail far with but hard to see pre-purchase, like the fuel
tap from the main tank not turning off, don't take that long to fix except I was in a strange port and things just seemed to take forever. And there were plenty of little things as well as obvious ones so it kept me busy.
Consequently, I have run out of time, left the boat up the coast on its moorings and am home planning a schedule to fix more stuff when I get some time and money
together. Hopefully then I can sail her down the coast to her new home.
Despite the problems cropping up, I have managed to do 14 hrs at sea with her plus lived aboard for several weeks and think she is a great boat. The main problem seems to have been several owners who neglected her and the problems were hidden. Don't know why they would do it to such a nice boat.
Below is a foray out past Magnetic Island Townsville. Did 6.5 knots coming back which I was happy with since I didn't have the sails
trimmed properly. I have heaps to learn (which is why I like it so much).