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Any opinions on this boat? I know nothing about it, except that it is OLD!
The rest of the story is that I may buy this boat for 5k and get the slip with it. I go to look at it on Saturday. It would mean selling my CS34 and vacating the 40' slip that I sublet. I have been considering selling the CS for a while because of finances and it not really being the boat I want. More later, gotta go, I am at work. Thanks.
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As I recall, the Islander Excaliber is a good boat for speed in light air. I'm assuming you're looking at a 1960's model.
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Yes, 1965, built by excaliber.
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Looks like a decent hull shape - numbers are good - SAD ratio is high but CSF is over 2. No V-Berth so good storage... Sorry to hear that the CS is not working out well

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Yeah, me too. But I really don't know yet. I know its not the boat I want for cruising long term, but that time is at least 5 years away. I would have to repower the 18hp. Way too small to do long distance cruising. So this Islander would be an intermediate boat, would save me money unless it needs a lot of work. Who knows, I like to explore all opportunities. Thanks for the link.
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...if you want to save for a while, then maybe you could think about getting a smaller daysailer ??? CL-16, Lightning, Laser, whatever... They're at least as much fun to sail as a big boat. (More fun actually). Easy to store, no slip fees, insurance, gas or maintenance.

An older 26 foot boat is still big enough to require real cash outlays...
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Yeah, if you follow anything I say here, you know how fickle I am. Its hard for me to let a slip go in this marina. I have a co-worker that wants a 27' boat for 5k, so this may be the thing for him. He already has a slip in the marina, so I would have to work out something else for the slip. I love my CS, really hard to say goodbye. I think I go through this every month. I am going to stop talking about selling her now. It will work itself out. Thanks for the thoughts on the daysailer, I will keep it in mind, good idea.
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