Congratulations. Don't let the project
list keep you from going sailing.
"Perfect is the enemy of Good"
You may find that after living with the boat a while some things won't seem that important to fix.
Start a "To Do" list but don't expect it to ever be done. After every sail, re-prioritize it.
There's a very short list of things to I'd do before a first trip:
Don't go beyond cell phone
range (obviously radio
Have a reasonable selection of hand tools on board.
Change the engine oil
Seriously consider buying
a new battery
. A frequent problem is you can't start the engine
after the first sail.
Wiggle every hose both at seacocks and on the engine. If something breaks off, fix it
Unless you know the fuel
is new, drain the tank into a few jerry jugs and put in fresh fuel
. Change the fuel filter
and have several spare fuel filters with you in case there's crud in the tank.
Look over the stays for any broken strands or bent or bad looking fittings. Losing the mast
on the first sail is no fun.
For the first few sails
, put up less sail than you think you'll need. Not a bad idea to put a reef in at the dock
. You can always shake it out. Like most boats, the Endeavor will be slower with too much heel.