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Old 06-04-2019, 08:54   #31
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CapnBazza, how did the survey go? Were there any major issues the I should be on the look out for as I look at potential Endeavors?
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:58   #32
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CapnBazza, how did the survey go? Were there any major issues the I should be on the look out for as I look at potential Endeavors?
The survey went as you would expect with a boat built in 1992. There is some wear and tear. We are replacing the sails, the boom brake attachment to the boom looks like it could break the next time we gybe, the rudder shafts could use new bushes, the seals for the fuel and motor control cables and the hydraulic pod need replacing, there is some minor damage to the rudders - may have wrapped the anchor chain on a changing tide. The anchor winch will be replaced and a bigger anchor fitted. The davits/solar panel structure is disintegrating and will be replaced. We purchased Purrfect for what we consider a reasonable price considering we’ll spend about AUD$20k to upgrade her and carry out necessary repairs. Something more difficult to address will be the delaminating plywood used for the internal structure. We have just sold a boat that was 7 years older, built in New Zealand with obviously superior plywood.
Today I played around for awhile under motor to see how she handles berthing in a marine. I probably fluked it but it went Purrfect!
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:41   #33
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If you do swap motors make sure your new one is the high thrust version. It will have a different prop and different gearing I think. Honda makes a 20hp version but Yamaha has a 25.
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CapnBazza, sounds like you'er going to have a blast. Hope to be doing some of the same once I can locate a suitable Endeavor30 myself. Keep up the posts as you progress through the deficiencies list, love to see all the progress. Pics too!
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Rooster2b8 do you feel your Endeavor is a suitable size for sailing in the Bahamas?
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:48   #36
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Whats the performance and other difference from the original endeavourcat 30
to the MK II model?
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Old 11-04-2019, 15:44   #37
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CapnBazza, what is the width in inches of the mattresses?
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Old 11-04-2019, 15:55   #38
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CapnBazza, what is the width in inches of the mattresses?
The mattresses are 55” wide x 75” long, tapering a bit at the bottom. Height of the beds off the cabin sole is about 21”. I am constructing a step in front to make getting in and out easier.
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We sailed Bahamas last winter and Keys this year. It’s a capable boat that surfs like crazy. Open anchorages and white caps can cause some slap but we always tucked up close on windy days.
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If you do swap motors make sure your new one is the high thrust version. It will have a different prop and different gearing I think. Honda makes a 20hp version but Yamaha has a 25.
We have decided. To change over to a high thrust 25hp Yamaha will cost close to AUD$4000 and save about 30kg in weight. There are too many other things we could spend that money on, besides more wine that is, so we will motor on with our 60 horses.
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I'm a little late to this discussion, but we owned a mid 90s Endeavourcat 30 for about two months. Beautifully built boat but we could not get used to the constant wave slap under the bridge deck. I cannot imagine sailing one across the Pacific. Ours was somewhat unique in that it had a small Yanmar driving a hydraulic pump which in turn powered a hydraulic motor in each hull. Very clean design.
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Weíve spent two seasons on ours and only seem to get some wave slap in large chop open anchorages. Itís not a game changer, just makes you a little more aware of your anchoring choices. With 3í draft it has never been a real issue since we usually hole up in protected anchorages mono hauls can only dream about. I donít recall it being any worse then my Triton 28. Itís not fun going head on into any seas but there arenít many boats that are. Once past 30-40 degrees there arenít any issues. It also is a great surfer. Our biggest issue was weight our first season. We stocked the boat for the Apocalypse and headed to the Bahamas. The good news is it was mostly beer and other libations creating the extra weight. So it was much lighter on the return trip.

Our motor is disconnected from the rudders and is turned with a small wheel starboard side of the captains chair. Itís not used except in the tightest turning situations or counteract a side current when motoring. Either way it saves immensely on the autopilot draw. The boat can easily turn within its own length. A little reverse thrust then forward hard turn and it spins like a top.
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We think we have enough gas (petrol) jerry cans for its crossing of the Pacific, about fourteen 5 or 6 gallon ones to be precise. The main tank appears to hold about 14 gallon (54L) and we are keeping the Yamaha 60T high thrust outboard. Does anybody have a good guesstimate about the fuel consumption of a heavily loaded, going cruising, live aboard Endeavourcat30?
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Where would you store 14 jerry cans of fuel on this boat? There'd be nowhere to move... lol
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Where would you store 14 jerry cans of fuel on this boat? There'd be nowhere to move... lol
Port forward locker, it’s a three dimensional jig saw puzzle.
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