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Old 20-02-2007, 09:20   #1
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endeavour cat

From your input last week, intercats are dogs, okay, thanks for the insights!

I'm looking at other options (gemini is in in the mix) in the 30 - 34' range along with my budget range. So......what about the 30' endeavour cat, does anyone have any first hand expereince/comments to share?

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Old 20-02-2007, 11:54   #2
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Endeavors offer a good room and creature comfort for their size but look like a barge and sail about the same.

Sorry, I hate folks who post such negative answers, but here I am doing it. It is apparent I am not fond of Endeavor. As a power cat, they are OK, but just don't sail worth a d**m.

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Old 20-02-2007, 12:06   #3
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small cats

If you can manage a bit larger budget the PDQ32 is a terrific boat.

Also you would do well to get a copy of Charles Kantor's book Cruising in Catamarans - it has a lot of good info including reviews of the boats you are considering. You can buy it on line..
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Old 20-02-2007, 15:58   #4
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You can probably find it elseware, but I work here so I will throw out the link. Note "er" not "or"

Amazon.com: Cruising in Catamarans: Books: Charles E. Kanter


Henry thanks for the suggestion, looks like a good read and is well reviewed.
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Isn't he the guy who surveyed "Bumfuzzle" and found not much wrong?
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Old 21-02-2007, 03:22   #6
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Endeavors offer a good room and creature comfort for their size but look like a barge and sail about the same.

Sorry, I hate folks who post such negative answers, but here I am doing it. It is apparent I am not fond of Endeavor. As a power cat, they are OK, but just don't sail worth a d**m.

George

Stick to the barge comment me think's, they dont look much of a PowerCat either.



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Endeavourcat 30 ~ Bob Perry Design Review:
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Old 12-11-2007, 18:09   #8
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endeavourcat 34

Don't know what Sunspot baby is talking about, and maybe he does'nt either, I own an Endeavour cat 34 besides having all the room in the world( large galley, 3 staterooms, seperate shower in head, work room, huge cockpit...) I consistently make 7.5 to 9 knots with 15 to 21 knots of wind not to bad for a 34' barge. Oh did I mention I only draw 2"10". Compare this to any 34' mono. Don't mean to Knock any body, but some people should know the facts before they talk. I would imagine the Endeavour 36 will do a little better than the 34, having a longer water line.

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EndeavourCat 30

I have to adamantly disagree with sunspot on his thoughts about the EndeavourCat 30. I have lived on one for three years and they are roomy and comfortable. The are decidedly squarish I agree with however.

The do not sail like a barge though. I have raced catamarans and this is one of the few that will go to weather. Like any cat, and even some monohulls, I don't like them in short chop, but other than that I have loved the boat. It is fast and in my particular case, it has a 27 horse Yanmar outboard I love (yes a diesel outboard).

My wife and I like it so much we are looking at larger Endeavours to move up to.
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Wish I could afford a new Privilege or Fastcat but I may settle for a Endeavour 30. They seem like a bargain.

Check out the young couple who recently crossed the Pacific in one.

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Ever wonder why the term "Condomaran" was coined? Someone was endeavoring to present a concept.
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Pleasing aesthetics for smaller practical cruising cats is always going to be a challenge for the designer. Buy what you can afford, and get out there and do it. Remember any cruising boat has got to perform at anchor as that's where you will spend most of your time, and many cats of this size have successfully completed long offshore voyages.
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Re: endeavour cat

The 30' MKII has a design speed of 40% apparent wind. At 15 knots apparent, you sail at hull speed - of course it depends on the point of sail. I have a '98 MKII and I have seen 8.1 knots through the water under sail. I have sailed her in 50+ knots of wind many times.

It is a cruising cat, not a performance cat. The creature comforts for a 30-footer are nothing short of outstanding.

Go to the EndeavourCat web site - I have this boat for sail. When we bought her new in '98, it came down to the MKII or a PDQ Altair 32. The Endeavour was our choice for what we wanted in a catamaran.
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Re: endeavour cat

Man - I love this boat. Perfect for cruising the Chesapeake Bay for me.

Thanks for posting this-
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