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I'm at Newmarks Yacht Centre and there is another Excalibur just down the road in dry dock.
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I'm at Newmarks Yacht Centre and there is another Excalibur just down the road in dry dock.
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who is the builder of yours? Approximately 25 EXCALIBUR 26s were built by Excalibur Marine Corp in the mid 60s. Another 200 or so were produced when the molds were purchased by by Islander Yachts. Later, a few more were built when Iona Yachts aquired the molds.
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Mine was Islander from '67. I am curious, I remember some of them had a problem with lateral movement in the keel, which was a pretty deep fin (4'11" if I recall). Was this a widespread problem?
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who is the builder of yours? Approximately 25 EXCALIBUR 26s were built by Excalibur Marine Corp in the mid 60s. Another 200 or so were produced when the molds were purchased by by Islander Yachts. Later, a few more were built when Iona Yachts aquired the molds.
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heres about all i could glean EXCALIBUR 26 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
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who is the builder of yours? Approximately 25 EXCALIBUR 26s were built by Excalibur Marine Corp in the mid 60s. Another 200 or so were produced when the molds were purchased by by Islander Yachts. Later, a few more were built when Iona Yachts aquired the molds.
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We have a '65 Wayfarer Excalibur 26, 'Gefion', she's awesome! We've got a '78 6HP Johnson long-shaft outboard for power, fits in the well with some finagling.

Our boat came with a folding outboard rack to hold the outboard in the cabin sole when sailing or docked, and a fiberglass insert for the hole so the bottom of the hull is fair without the motor.

It also has several different headsails, including a spinnaker, if anybody is curious about the measurements let me know and we'll spread them out on the Marina Green and see what we have.

The previous owner used to race the boat, but it had been rather neglected when we got it. We gave it a good cleaning, replaced most of the running rigging, and we enjoyed a season of sailing on the bay. Now we're waiting for the weather to get better, and for our 'new' boat to get delivered.
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Hi there. I bought my Excalibur 26 two and a half years ago in Moss Landing, CA and sailed the boat to her new home in Monterey, CA with her previous owner. I really love this boat and the more work we put into it, the more we love her. Our outboard is mounted on the transom and the well is used for the fuel tank. After redoing all the wiring and updating the interior, we are now ready to update the safety lines. She has a furler for the jib. My friend and I want to sail the Spinnaker Cup from San Francisco to Monterey, but she is not rigged for a spinnaker. And from the looks of it, it doesn't appear that any previous owners ever used a spinnaker on the boat. If anyone has any photos or word descriptions of the Excalibur's spinnaker setup, I would love to hear about it. Thanks.
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