Roger Long is a marine architect, Harbormaster for Cape Elizabeth, ME and a writer for Point's East Magazine
. He has written extensively about his 1980 Endeavor that he has been sailing for several years on his Strider web page
. He took ownership in 2005, and although she was in good condition, he did extensive refitting. Roger raves about the boat's sailing ability
and sailed three round trips between Portland Maine & Canada in 2009. Although I don't know him personally, I've read a bit about his personal and professional maritime experience, and I have utmost respect for his opinion
While I was boat shopping recently I ran across a late '70s Endeavour 32 advertised for about $10K near Hingham, MA, but she had been sitting for a while and was rather neglected.
I passed her by, considering the following which Roger had written about Strider...
I've been telling people for years that a thirty thousand dollar boat is a thirty thousand dollar boat even if you only pay fifteen for it.
I'm headed outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and unseasonably warm temp today. The snow and ice will be here too soon!