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Old 26-09-2015, 12:15   #16
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

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 too).

Have a reasonable selection of hand tools on board.

Change the engine oil and filter

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.

GO SAILING!
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Old 26-09-2015, 12:16   #17
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

This is all useless without pictures
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Old 27-09-2015, 14:47   #18
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

Congratulations! Endeavors were in our list of boats when we were shopping a year ago. I've looked at them and really love em. Enjoy!


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Old 09-04-2016, 19:01   #19
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

OK Pictures coming.

at the end of October I had her hauled to get bottom paint, do some engine maint/work and replace a few thru hulls. I wanted this work done before I took her out sailing. So the only time I've been on her was at the sea trial. She had been sitting for ~ 5 years with an 80 + ish year old owner that rarely took her out.



The following pictures are the progress doing work on weekends, 1-4 each month, 1 or both days of the weekends and a few days off from work.

Tomorrow I put the last coat of paint on then gotta paint the squares and I get to go sailing. so now I'm at my a few more weeks and I'll be sailing. woohoo!!

Carl you sir are correct. There is plenty of other work to be done, the top sides are next and getting the electrical back up to spec. and I realize it'll never end. But atleast now I can sail her with more confidence, not going to sink at the dock now Har har. I am however glad I took this time to check her out underneath the skirt before going adventuring. Not to mention the experience that I gained is invaluable.



Here is the album.
Endeavour - Album on Imgur


THanks for looking.

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Old 09-04-2016, 19:11   #20
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

Wondering why this thread isn't showing up if you click NEW POSTS.

Hmmmm Is there a Mod around, help?
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Old 10-04-2016, 21:05   #21
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

Looks really good! Great feeling to know the part you can't see is all taken care of, eh?!
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

Looks like she'll be a fine boat and I am sure you'll enjoy the sunsets anchored out in some remote cove sipping on a little something-something!
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

pic link doesn't work now...?
good boats, commissioned quite a few back in the day, copied from the '70 ish Irwin 32 which was a very good sailing boat. The endeavor is well built and sails excellent....good luck..
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Re: Pulled the trigger, closing friday.

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Wondering why this thread isn't showing up if you click NEW POSTS.

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The reason the thread didn't show up in new posts is because you looked right after your post, or before a new post to the thread. So there was no new post.

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