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Re: A Middle of the Road Cruiser.
To the Catalina owner who posted a reply regarding Endeavors.....First of all I was NOT trying to insult Catalina owners in ANY way....the question that was originally asked included that they didn't feel that Catalinas, Hunters, and one other brand were safe enough for THEM.
The specific Endeavor I am speaking of is the 1979 model, which has a hand laid, solid fiberglass hull and solid fiberglass decks, not the materials you mentioned.
And I have been out on friend's Catalinas and Hunters and seen both of their hulls oil can, which means they have relatively thin hulls. Older boats generally do have thicker hulls, that's a well known fact because when fiberglass was first being used as a building material in boats, they were uncertain how it would hold up and they made the hulls thicker, too thick in some cases, just to be certaiin it would be safe. You can look that up if you do not believe me.
Again, it was NOT my intention to offend ANYONE, especially Catalina, Hunter, or the other brand of boat the question mentioned. I was only attempting to answer the man's question as honestly as I could from the experiences I have had personally.