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Crazy or doable?

I am looking at a 1978 Endeavour 37 and were wondering what everyone thought about its durability out on the open waters. I am mainly looking at this boat because of its well kept condition and A Plan layout. I plan to travel down to Panama from Houston and then make another trip to Portugal later on. Is my trip to Portugal across the Atlantic a crazy idea or if planned correctly a doable adventure? I have sailed for many years, will have a crew, and plan EVERYTHING to a T. I have, however, never sailed across any oceans let alone the Atlantic.

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From what I've heard, the Endeavours are good solid boats. I wouldn't hesistate going coastal with it, but crossing the Atlantic will depend on when and where you plan on crossing.
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Weighing in at somewhere around 20k lbs., I would think (although weight does not necessarily mean strength) it a pretty stout boat. Back when I thought I needed to cross oceans, I looked at a few E-37's and walked away with one concern. The cockpit...it's huge and to my eye, has very small cockpit drains that probably will not handle being "pooped" very well. If I were to consider an ocean crossing, I'd enlarge the two existing drains and add two more in the fwd cockpit corners (if that's possible). Otherwise, I really liked the boat, especially the 'A' model.

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