Diving into the Endeavour 42

Diving into the Endeavour 42


Just as the Caribbean cruising dream was at its peak in the American consciousness, Endeavour yachts brought in America’s Cup designer Johan Valentijn to create a new breed of Endeavours to compete with an already crowded field of center-cockpit cruisers, most of them bound for the Caribbean charter trade. The end result was a boat that managed to maintain a surprisingly tolerable aesthetic, unlike the typical “wedding-cake” center cockpit cruiser. The combination of teak trim, bootstripe, and balanced proportions camouflages what is essentially a floating condo.

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  • Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

    Snubber Chain Hooks Revisited

    Last spring we reported on tests of chain hooks (see “Testing the Effects of Chain Hooks,” PS March 2016). Those tests found that some hooks reduced the strength and seriously damaged the retained chain. The maker of one of the hooks, Mantus, criticized our methods...

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  • Systems & Propulsion

    Budget Priced Winch Grease

    While we respect that winch manufacturers have put a lot of effort into selecting appropriate lubrication products for their equipment, in the enormous world of lubricants we know there are non-marine brands that can do the job just as well. In the wake of our recent winch grease...

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  • Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

    An Inquiry into Anchor Angles

    Designers of boat anchors deal in a handful of variables. The holding capacity of an anchor derives from its fluke, particularly the fluke’s size, shape, and the angle it makes with the shank. Other parts of the anchor—shank, roll bar, and stock—allow the fluke to...

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