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LAHO | 1982 Endeavour 37 B Plan



About LAHO:

LAHO has been a simple cruising and liveaboard sailboat that has been sailed extensively through the Bahamas and Caribbean over the past year.  Everything is in great working condition! LAHO features the preferred B Plan layout. Check out our boat tour here where you can see all of her interior.


Starting from the bow to stern, the large v-berth includes drawers and hanging locker to starboard, lots of storage under the bed mattresses, two screened opening ports and an overhead hatch. There is a privacy door closing off the v-berth from the rest of the cabin. The v-berth also includes a separate private entrance door to the head.  Anchor chain locker access is also through the very forward part of the v-berth.  Next, the head is to port with hanging locker to starboard. The salon has settees both to port and to starboard, with storage drawers below and storage compartments behind the seat backs. There is a bulkhead mounted fold-down table with a storage rack hidden behind. The galley is to starboard, with double stainless steel sink, recently replaced fridge and freezer, microwave, and plenty of storage in sliding door shelves, dish shelves, cabinets, and an icebox/dry storage bin accessed from the countertop.

All the way aft to port is the guest cabin with nav station and lots of storage. There is great access to the engine under the companionway steps and also from the rear through the cockpit lockers. The sole is teak parquet with easily removable sections to access the bilge, fuel, and water tanks.  The interior is mostly finished with varnished teak wood.  There are a total of 12 opening port lights with screens and three overhead hatches. Head room is 6’6″.  The large cockpit is enclosed by a bimini and dodger and includes a removable teak cockpit table.  There is plenty of cockpit storage in both a large starboard locker and aft locker under the captain’s chair.  There is also a built-in cooler with drain tube under the aft port seat in the cockpit.


Length – 37 feet
Beam – 11 feet 7 inches
Draft – 4 feet 6 inches
Bridge Clearance – 46 feet
Ballast – Encapsulated Lead Keel 8,200 pounds
Displacement – 20,000 pounds
Fuel Tank – 55 gallons (new 2012, inspected, pressure-tested, and repaired 2015)
Fresh Water Tank – 100 gallons (NEW 2014)
Holding Tank – 10 gallons (NEW 2014)


Double stainless steel sink
Pressure hot/cold water
3-burner propane stove/oven
NovaCool 12-volt/110-volt shore power refrigerator and freezer (NEW 2014)
Tappan microwave with built-in, custom teak enclosure
Lots of storage, including dish storage, spice rack, knife holder, and wine glass and wine bottle storage
Two 10-lb. aluminum propane tanks with shut-off solenoid (1 connected, 1 spare, each in a separate cockpit coaming locker, draining overboard)
Magma gourmet stainless steel nesting cookware set (7-piece set)
Deep countertop icebox/cooler (separate from refrigeration to be used as cooler or dry storage)


West Marine VHF with (NEW 2014) Shakespeare mast top mounted antenna
Garmin 2006C GPS map chart plotter, removable, helm-mounted, data cards for the Eastern U.S. and Caribbean
Autohelm 4000ST autopilot, with removable head unit
Raymarine i50 depth sounder (including new transducer) (NEW 2014)
Raymarine Tack-Tick wind instrument, head unit plus masthead sending unit (NEW 2014)
Three 100-watt (total 300 watts) Aurinco solar panels, 5lbs. each and 1/8″ thick aluminum backed epoxy coated (custom stainless steel rail mount above bimini) (NEW 2014)
Bluesky Energy 40-amp solar charge controller (NEW 2014)
Bluesky Energy IPN-Pro Remote battery monitor and amp-hour counter (NEW 2014)
Two ACR ResQLink+ Bouyant 406MHz Personal Locater Beacons (PLB) (NEW 2014)
Sony AM/FM Single Sideband Receiver (SSB), portable (NEW 2014)
Alpine CDA-9847 stereo
13″ Sharp flat screen TV


12-volt DC power and 30-amp 110-volt AC power
2,000-watt power inverter (converts AC power to DC power) (NEW 2014)
16,500 BTU air conditioning, all cabins
Balmar high output alternator
Balmar ARS-111 smart regulator
New engine ignition start button (NEW 2014)
Four 6-volt Trojan batteries (450-amp hour house bank) (6-volt series/parallel) (NEW 2014)
1 engine start battery (West Marine group 27 start and deep cycle) (NEW 2014)
All batteries lead acid, all new (NEW 2014)
20-amp shore power TrueCharge Xantrex battery charger
6-gallon water heater, AC power or engine heated (engine coolant circulated through water heater) (NEW coolant lines 2014)
3 12-volt Caframo fans (NEW 2014)
15 LED interior cabin lights (NEW 2014)
Lumitec LED cockpit light, white/red/dimmable (NEW 2014)
LED anchor light (NEW 2014)
1 DC outlet
1 30-amp 50-foot shore power electrical cord
Engine room blower/vent fan


50hp Perkins 4-108 diesel engine with 2,300 hours
New engine starter motor and solenoid (with spare) (NEW 2014)
Spare fuel/oil filters and belts
Racor fuel filter
55-gallon aluminum fuel tank (new 2012); removed, inspected, pressure-tested, and repaired (MARCH 2015)
New Jabsco raw water pump with new impeller, plus spare impellers (NEW 2014)
New engine belt driven fresh water pump (NEW 2014)
New engine temperature sending unit (NEW 2014)
Hurth transmission
Propeller packing nut repacked 2014
Heat exchanger removed, acid-cleaned and reinstalled (2014)
New exhaust riser and mixing elbow (NEW 2014)
New exhaust hose from mixing elbow to muffler (NEW 2014)
New stainless steel anti-siphon on mixing elbow (NEW 2014)
New overflow coolant tank (NEW 2014)
Engine alignment (NEW 2014)
Three bilge pumps (1 float-switch activated (NEW 2014), 1 manual activated by switch, 1 manual hand pump located in cockpit)
Great access to the engine by removing companionway stairs and also through the rear via cockpit lockers
Water and fuel tanks located in centerline of floor in cabin under all removable floorboards, easy access

Sails & Rigging:

Painted aluminum keel-stepped mast and Kenyon boom
New Kenyon sheaves (pulley wheels) at boom ends for outhaul and reefing lines (NEW 2014)
Stainless steel standing rigging (forstay, backstay, three port, three starboard shrouds)
Shaeffer roller furler (genoa) (NEW lower unit bearing drum 2014)
Full batten main sail, two reefing points
Main sail cover
Sails removed and repaired  (2014)
Lazy jacks
Tides Marine batten car system for easy main sail hoist
Boom vang
3 halyards New England Ropes (spinnaker/spare, main, jib) (NEW 2014)
2 jib sheets New England Ropes (NEW 2014)
1 outhaul line New England Ropes (NEW 2014)
8 dock lines (NEW 2014)
2 large black fenders (NEW 2014)
2 large inflatable black fenders (NEW 2014)
3 dinghy fenders
Bobstay lower jaw fitting replaced  (2014)
5 winches in cockpit (two Lewmar 44, two 30, one 24)
1 winch (#8) on mast
3 winch handles
Chainplates removed, inspected, reinstalled and bedded (2014)
New masthead mounted Windex (mechanical wind direction indicator) (NEW 2014)

Hull & Deck:

Bimini and dodger
Water resistant custom cockpit cushions
Two ratcheting cockpit chairs
Captain’s chair
Double stainless steel bow anchor rollers
Lewmar pro-series 1000 stainless steel anchor windlass
45lb. Mantus anchor with roll bar, 150-feet of 5/16″ G4 chain with 150-foot 3-braid rode backing
35lb. Danforth CQR plow anchor with 50-feet of chain and 150-feet or rode
25lb. Danforth anchor with 150-feet rode
Mantus chain hook and bridle system
Teak anchor platform (bowsprit)
Dinghy davits
8’6″ Avon by West Marine Hypalon Rigid Inflatable Bottom (RIB) dinghy, 2004
Inflatable foot pump for dinghy
Outboard engine hoisting crane
Removable teak cockpit table
Magma stainless steel propane grill
3 Sceptre 5-gallon water jerry cans (blue)
1 5-gallon diesel jerry can (yellow)
1 5-gallon gas jerry can (red)
Stereo speakers in cockpit
Stainless steel fishing rod holder
Teak and stainless steel fold-down swim ladder
Carved wood vessel and hailing port name plates


100-gallon fresh water tank, custom polyethylene (plastic) with 6″ clear inspection port (NEW 2014)
12 port lights (windows) with all stainless steel working parts, Newfound Metals tri-matrix model, 6 – 5×12″ and 6 – 7×15″ (NEW 2014)
12 removable screens for port lights (windows) (NEW 2014)
12 custom fabric interior port light/window shades (NEW 2014)
3 overhead opening hatches
2 Taco Metals LED spreader lights (plus a spare) (NEW 2014)
16,500 BTU air conditioning, all cabins
Explorer Charts (Bahamas)
Caribbean Charts
Two extendable boat poles (hooks)
50-foot portable water hose in carrying case
Bulkhead mounted fold-down table, fully extendable
Anchor chain locker access from v-berth


Two ACR ResQLink+ Bouyant 406MHz Personal Locater Beacons (PLB) (NEW 2014)
Two jack lines  (NEW 2014)
Two safety tethers (NEW 2014)
Two inflatable Stearns lifejackets with built-in safety harness (manual or CO2 cartridge inflatable) (NEW 2014)
Eight standard lifejackets
Life Sling
Throwable horseshoe ring
Two fire extinguishers
Flares and flare gun
Emergency tiller rudder extension post


10-gallon custom polyethylene (plastic) holding tank (NEW 2014)
All new plumbing in head (NEW 2014)
New Jabsco toilet (NEW 2014)
New Trident marine hoses (white with green stripe) (NEW 2014)
New faucet (NEW 2014)
New handheld shower head (NEW 2014)
New anti-siphon valve (NEW 2014)
New intake, discharge, and vent line (NEW 2014)
New thru-hull and seacock for raw water intake for the head  (NEW 2014)
New y-valve  (NEW 2014)
All new 1/4″ PEX PVC hot and cold water lines from water heater to head sink/shower (NEW 2014)


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Bob and Bev HemenwayApril 3, 2014 - 2:17 pm

We just read the “Newspress” article about your planned adventure.All the very best to you both.My wife and i did the similar thing only we had retired eary.Sailed lake Ontario for 20 years then retired and sailed from Canada to the carribean for 18 months .Your boat has a similar layout as our 34 Morgan .Your 100 gal.water tank is a good idea but has pluses and mineses as anything does.We had 35gal. plus 2 five gal portables.this was fine even when we had company for a months cruise in the islands.Experience makes you live frugally.You will find water costs a premium in the islands, also the food items .Stock up state side well before heading out for extended cruises.(carry items for barter they work great and save you money.Trade for fish conch etc.with natives. hopefully you have a small portable generator ,it came in handy many times,also to charge up lazy batteries now and then .Tell me what is your draft ours was 3 foot 3 with a center board if needed.perfect for getting into a storm hole now and then. anyway all the very best to you on the adventure and look forward to your very well done web site.Stay healthy and a bit of fatherly advice .You will find that certain harbours and also certain other boaters will be most captivating.Take the time to enjoy them both to the utmost as you will look back in time and say ,I wish we had spent more time there.Document your travel in a concise manner as you are doing and have a trusty shore side friend you can use as go between for mail and items needed .Now go and enjoy this lifes adventure to its fullest .Hopefully you shall find some of the most honest sailing friends througout the world doing the same thing you have undertaken .Some of our friends have even undertaken the voyage from Ontario to Australia .(they made it to New Zealand)she had a baby.Be careful, the moon light gets heavy in the tropics especially after a Captain Morgan spicey rum drink.
One final sugestion ,as new boaters often tend to do and i also had my go at it in racing years adventures. When cruising take your time ,reef down for saftey sake, it reduces stress on you and your boat and your mate and will save a lot of torment by nighfall.
all the best
Captain Bob and Beverly.

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