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Islander 26 Excalibar
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Description: Islander 26 Excalibar
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon September 21, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Traditional sloop design, fin keel, with a large cockpit and tight cabin layout. Construction is heavy duty and has endured well especially considering its age. Easy to sail and is very forgiving. Sails to wind exceptionally well and is very fast. Sails better in a fresh breeze than light air. Cockpit drains could be a little better designed. Overall a handsome boat that continually draws favorable comments. Would buy her all over again especially knowing now what I didn't know then.
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Review Date: Thu February 22, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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My 26-ft Islander Excaliber is a 30-year-old fin keel sloop that has tiller steering and an attachmnet for a staysail.They have just enough teak on deck to create a very pretty boat without enough teak to make you a slave to maintance, all and all a very pretty boat with nice lines. The jib is hanked on the forestay and the staysail is attached to a ring about 3ft aft of the forestay, and ahead of the deck hatch. It has an adjustable backstay The Excaliber has a large cockpit with the mainsheet traveler aft of the cockpit, ahead of the outboard motor well. My outboard motor well has been closed up, I understand an outboard in the well vibrated much worse than on a regular outboard bracket on the transom, but I have no personal knowledge of this. The mast has internal halyards leading to the cockpit. “KATHARSIS” has two winches on the cabin top and two more on both the port and starboard cockpit. Below forward is the vee berth with fresh water storage under. Port side marine head without a holding tank (Argh matey! When men were men and what went over the side was of NO CONCERN! First project will be gettting a holding tank…Catalina is sooo close.) Also port side just aft of the bulkhead to the vee berth is the Dinette table that converts to a double bed. Starboard side across from the head a seat with storage under and a hanging locker. Aft of the bulk head and door to vee berth/head ( it covers either not both) the “galley” sink, icebox, and storage under. Aft of the galley is the starboard settee/pipe berth that goes under the cockpit, port side area is the cockpit accessed locker. Fun boat, fast boat, would prefer standing headroom and an inboard motor but the price was right family loves it. Would do it again a solid well-built boat.


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