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Well, I just bought last month a 1975 endeavour 32. it also had an original main, and the first sail I went on it blew out the seams around the second batten. I was planning on getting a used sail, but you have an issue here, sails of this luff and foot are rare, the Catalina 30 sail is roughly the same height, but 3 foot shy on the foot. I like the boat, we got ours final price for 12000, the interior was very nice, the AC side was jury-rigged, but being an electrician by trade I’m taking care of that. I would say its probably a good buy. things to look for, the original stay post is metal and the metal plate under the mast is small, the Previous owner of my boat had replaced the entire setup with a noticeably thicker pole and a new plate with 6 gussets instead of 4. it sails very well if you have 10 knots of wind, you might consider finding a Genoa to put on the roller furler, it helps increase the sail area. Lots of hidden storage, one thing to look out for, the original config for the 1975 head the head pump out in the port settee, this is less than desirable. also, the surveyor told me he had good moisture readings ad it was a very sound hull, no blisters, the Previous owner told me he dealt with 2 dine sized ones on the rudder and he ground them out and filled/faired them with epoxy.
if your surveyor says its good, it sails good, and the centerboard/ shoal draft lets it get in a lot of places others can't go. I think its a good buy, but I just bought one at the same price too, so I guess I’m a bit partial, good luck and happy sailing