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Old 22-04-2008, 23:02   #1
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Opinions about Endeavour 35 0r 33

Looking for a solid coastal cruiser, shallow draft that can take the blue stuff for a spell in the Bahamas & the Caribbean- mostly island hopping.

The Endeavour 35 & 33 models were designed by Bruce Kelly and a better performer than earlier models . The also used Klegecell foam coring rather than plywood.
Anyone have an opinion or first hand knowledge of how well built these boats are? I sail mostly the Great Lakes which can get real ruff...but not like I'm doing the Cape Horn. I also plan a trip or 2 back to the bahamas and on to the Leeward & windward islands. I am on a tight budget $orry folks so for 40k I can choose an Endeavour, C&C 35 Landfall, or a 34 Hunter. Haven't seen anything else so far that I like that's in my price range and not a project boat.

Come on mates I need some help here! I'm tired of being land locked.

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Old 25-04-2008, 03:45   #2
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Generally speaking, I'd prefer a C&C Landfall over either the Hunter or Endeavour.
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Endeavour 35

Hopefully helps a bit.........
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Old 25-04-2008, 05:55   #4
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Lots of fairly decent small Landfalls around. I'd go with one of them. Look in the States with the Canadian dollar still near par there's deals to be had.
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Old 25-04-2008, 06:35   #5
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Lotta good choices in that size/price range on the Great Lakes. Do a boats dot com search.
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Old 25-04-2008, 09:30   #6
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ENDEAVOUR 35!
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Old 25-04-2008, 17:28   #7
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Eh Gord nice to hear from you again!

Thanks Gord for your comments. I agree and I'm leaning towards another Landfall. This time round the Landfall 35". Almost stole a CS Traditional. Couldn't get to the owner's marina to sign the paper work because of a snow storm ...2 days later a fella south of the border offered 10 k more than me and well the rest is history. Darn and it was mint and I almost got it for 40k! I am also attracted to the Endeavour 35' & 33' They were designed with a modern hull and were more a performance boat than the other Endeavour's such as the 37 or 32 which were more like slugs. The 35' & 33' were also were built differently. I am trying to find out if there newer build techniques were well done or just so so. Maybe someone who owns one or knows of an owner can pipe in with some info.
How's the weather up in Thunderbay? Have you got yourself a boat yet?

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Old 25-04-2008, 17:40   #8
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Vasco, "lots of fairly good Landfalls around" ??? I'm only interested in the 35. I've already had a 38 & 40. There are only 3 or 4 I know of on Yachtworld. One has been on the hard in the Carib for years, another in Florida for at least 2...that leaves 2 that i know of. One of which hasn't been used in a while either. If you know of any others drop me a line or email me at: guestallan@hotmail.com

Must be under 50k...prefer 40k or less. Also would consider ( in order) a Freedom 32 - Hoyt model, Nonsuch 30, Tartan 34, Sabre34. But I am looking for boat well cared for and upgraded. Not looking for a project boat or one that requires lot of $$$ to be cruise ready. I am also open to other makes/models. Not into racing anymore and at 54 I'm getting layz and me back isn't that good. Thank god me wife is good at massages!

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Thanks David or should I say DOJ? Good link.
It's been a while since I've been back on cruisers forum had some health problems but fine now!
Great see the old boys like Gord May and Jeff H are still around. Those two and few others here are a wealth of info for sure!
I also checked on your website David...great stuff...but that pic of a gal's butt..well shiver me timbers!

Arrrrr ...seems me's been landbound for too long!

Time to sling some grog, Allan
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Hi Cotton,

See you have a Endeavour 40. Too big for my needs, but looks like a sweet boat. Do you know of any E-35 or E33 owners that might enlighten me before I look elsewhere? There are some nice ones on the market that are going...well cheap. Which suits my needs to a tee. But I aren't going to buy a Edsel just cause they are cheap! I could buy a Crapalina or a Benny that's not worth much more than a penny in 5 years and can't take a blow over 25 knots.

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I also checked on your website David...great stuff...but that pic of a gal's butt..well shiver me timbers!
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Re: Opinions about Endeavour 35 0r 33

So would you consider the quality of the E35 at the same level as early to mid 80's Pearsons and Cals?
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