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Endeavour 40 can it cross the Atlantic

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Endeavour 40 can it cross the Atlantic

by sharkybrakauskas » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:13 am

I have an Endeavour 40 that i am planning on crossing With the Europe ARC 2018. Has anyone sailed or seen an Endeavor 40 sail across the North Atlantic? I have raced the boat in the Chicago to Mackinaw race and she sails great and was quite quick. I have sailed across the Atlantic on a Morgan 43 and the Endeavour seems to be in the same class. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Endeavour 40 can it cross the Atlantic

by DMCantor » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:28 am

People have sailed across the Atlantic in tiny boats, I think the smallest is less than 2 meters. Its all a matter of how much discomfort you are willing to endure, and how much time you have. I am sure that the Endeavor would be a fine boat for this crossing.
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Re: Endeavour 40 can it cross the Atlantic

by Bill O. » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:03 am

Have never sailed an Endeavor 40, so I can't really remark if the boat will suit your needs in an Atlantic crossing. Have found this website to be very helpful with good info. on many different boats to comparative/contrast their various performance characteristics. ... r+40+Sloop

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Re: Endeavour 40 can it cross the Atlantic

by felixwiedwald » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:48 am

Thanks for the link Bill O. Yeah, men sailed across the Atlantic in small boats. So it's all a matter comfort. I'm willing to endure a lot.
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Re: Endeavour 40 can it cross the Atlantic

by Scott Berg » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:43 am

Triple check your hatches, ports, and rigging; take critical spares and sail repair tape/etc. Lots of chafe guard... watch your weather, and have a great crossing... you'll be fine
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