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I know many here will think it's an ugly boat... but... Endeavor Power Cat

Old 07-14-2019, 05:10 AM
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Arrow I know many here will think it's an ugly boat... but... Endeavor Power Cat

https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2...dard%20listing

This thing looks like it was entirely redone. Even new power. I wish I was ready. I think there is one other THT'er that is currently doing the loop on an older one.

Seems like a very good deal compared to others that have sold.
I have no affiliation with the seller... but I wish I did. LOL.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2...dard%20listing

This thing looks like it was entirely redone. Even new power. I wish I was ready. I think there is one other THT'er that is currently doing the loop on an older one.

Seems like a very good deal compared to others that have sold.
I have no affiliation with the seller... but I wish I did. LOL.
You think outboards and dealers are bad.
Wait till you deal with inboards, particularly on a cat, and it's dealers. We will have a whole new line of Ol' Pete bitch threads going.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:54 AM
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Ugly for sure, I looks like a demasted snailboat.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:01 AM
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That's a lot of boat for the money, but also a lot of stuff to maintain now that she is older. Kind of like buying yourself an never ending job.

Another aspect to consider is that mono hulls going displacement speeds are also a very smooth economical ride so the cats supposed advantage of a smoother ride is not a factor.

Engine rooms are something I like to stay away from, so if I was looking for a large displacement cat, outboards would still be a priority. Twin 150's will power cats in the 40-50' range with 15' beams.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post
That's a lot of boat for the money, but also a lot of stuff to maintain now that she is older. Kind of like buying yourself an never ending job.

Another aspect to consider is that mono hulls going displacement speeds are also a very smooth economical ride so the cats supposed advantage of a smoother ride is not a factor.

Engine rooms are something I like to stay away from, so if I was looking for a large displacement cat, outboards would still be a priority. Twin 150's will power cats in the 40-50' range with 15' beams.
Without turning this into a cat v. v-hull thread. That cat will be three times more stable than a v-hull of comparable size when running and probably times more stable when at rest... unless you find something with a flatter bottom which will buy you some peace as rest but will bash your teeth in when running. You'll also have a ton more room above the waterline in the cat but less room below the waterline.

Another thing that is really appealing is the way the props are set in those pockets.

Lastly you'll never get the range out of a boat like that with gas outboards that you will with those Yanmars.

The legit issues are this:
Age. Although it's been redone, it's still a 2006 -- my current boat is a 2006. I know the deal.
Engine room. It's not horrible and the Yanmar are not bad to work on, but still... it's a motor in a box. LOL.
Appeal. A lot of people are going to agree that it's not a pretty boat. But it's a *very* practical boat that gets great efficiencies and you can legitimately live on it for 6+ months with ease.

The bit about "supposed advantage" sort of peppers your position. But until you've run a bit in a cat, it isn't really something that you'd get. I ran back from Nassau in my little 32' and there is NO chance I would have done that run in any 32' V.

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Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree about displacement designs Pete. And, yes, I have owned and ran a few cats since 1995.
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