"SO FAR SO GOOD"
1985 Endeavour 40 Center Cockpit
I f you are looking to do Bluewater Sailing or just want a boat to comfortably live This center cockpit Endeavour offers plenty of living space.
2020 - Garmin 740S Chartplotter
2020 - Bottom painted
2020 - new cutlass bearing
Wind speed and direction
Fully battened mainsail
Furling genoa - 150%
Electric bilge pump
Marine head - 2 heads
Shore power inlet
"So Far So Good" is a classic center cockpit. In the last year the owner has upgraded the electronics, replaced the cutlass bearing and painted the bottom, had the 150% genoa restitched and has upgraded the heads.
The boat is perfect for a couple who wants to live aboard and/or tele-commute.
The large cockpit, the open salon and the spacious "captain quarters" in the aft - that has a large queen-size berth and en-suite head. The engine room delivers easy access to the Perkin 50 hp engine and filters.
The "U" shape galley, with microwave, propane stove/oven combo. There is a top loading refrigerator/ freezer along with an extra deep refrigerated /freezer unit in the center of the the salon winged table.
If you are looking for an affordable, sailing vessel that delivers a get living experience this is the boat for you.
The hull of the Endeavour 40 is molded as a single unit of a combination of polyester resin and fiberglass woven roving and multidirectional chopped strand fiber (MCSF). The keel is molded integrally with the hull and the lead ballast is encapsulated inside. The deck and cockpit, like the hull, are molded as a single unit of a combination of polyester resin and fiberglass woven roving and MCSF. Plywood coring is incorporated between layers of fiberglass in the cabin top, deck, seat, and cockpit sole areas to give additional stiffness. The non-skid finish is molded into the deck and the exterior finish is pigmented gelcoat molded onto the fiberglass. The boot and sheer stripe are are a sprayed on coating of Imron© paint. The hull-to-deck joint is a 'flange' type, which during assembly, is liberally coated with a combination adhesive/sealant. The deck is then lowered onto the hull and fastened in place with stainless steel thru-bolts. When the bolts are tightened, the excess compound is forced into the crevices and out the sides. The teak cap is then installed, bedded in a heavy layer of the same compound and secured in place, doubly ensuring water tightness.
The rudder is molded as a single piece of solid high density foam with a protective skin of fiberglass and a gelcoat finish. The foam material is of high strength structural grade and has exceptional toughness. The rudder post, molded integrally inside rudder, is solid stainless steel, which is welded to a steel blade in the interior of the rudder. Where the rudder post passes through the hull, water tightness is ensured by means of a stuffing box. The pedestal steering system operates with stainless steel cables rotating a quadrant bolted and keyed to the rudder post. The cables run through a conduit attached to a massive steel support frame at the rudder and the motor mount and then to the pedestal where they are shackled to a stainless steel chain running over a sprocket on the steering steel shaft.
All spars (mast, boom, and spreaders) are extruded aluminum 6061-T6 alloy, with a protective coating an all external surfaces. The main mast on the Endeavour 40 is stepped through the cabin roof onto the keel. The masts have a single spreader, and the boom specs show triple reefing capabilities with end boom sheeting attached to the aft end of the cockpit within easy reach of the helm. The standing rigging is made of stainless steel wire. The forestay attaches to the stem head fitting at the bow which is fabricated of welded stainless steel backup plates and through bolted to the hull. All other stays and shrouds are attached to chainplates with adjustable turnbuckles at the edge of the deck and are through bolted to the hull. Additional fiberglass reinforcement is molded into the hull in all chainplate areas. The forestay and backstay are made of 3/8" stainless steel wire, and the upper and lower shrouds are made of 5/16". All halyards were originally stainless steel wire rope with Dacron line tails to minimize stretch and reduce windage. All halyards are run externally to the mast to facilitate inspection, repair, or replacement. #32 Lewmar winches are mounted on the mast. Sheets are led to #40 Lewmar self tailing winches in the cockpit. Sheet lead blocks attach to an adjustable car on the toerail track—some have 2 tracks, one amidships and the other further back near the cockpit. The main sheet traveler is mounted on the cockpit coaming aft the helm.