The "after paint" photo looks like a showroom boat. Beautiful!
I stumbled upon your blog when searching for more info on the Excalibur 26. Great read.
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I have a question, is the mast stepped on the cabin top? If so is it hinged? Couldn't find that info anywhere. Thanks for giving the headroom as just over five feet, it's hard to find that on most boats, you are the only one I've seen mention it.