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01-05-2017 10:16 AM
ken O'Rourke
Re: Excalibur 26

I am a fellow Excalibur owner and ran into similar problems while doing some restoration work. I agree with the earlier comments concerning how much fun the boat is to sail. I had a great time sailing it in San Diego Bay, despite being a novice sailor. I was routinely told by other sailors that she had great lines and looked awesome while underway.

If there are Exacalibur fans out there, my boat is available. I'm former military, no longer in San Diego and, unfortunately, need to let her go. It's a 26 footer with the hull number 7! It's not inconceivable that it is the oldest boat of it's type on the water. I had a great time with it and would like to see others continue to have fun with it. If you are interested contact me at 619 865-8179.
08-22-2016 01:51 PM
northern exposure
Re: Excalibur 26

I am restoring a 26 ft. Islander Excalibur and wondered if you could measure and provide me with the dimensions of your tiller and rudder. Both were missing when I bought my boat.
07-31-2016 02:54 PM
Re: Excalibur 26

Hey Rob,

I'm looking to do a roller furling on my islander as well. You wouldn't happen to have those specs would you??
Thanks man!
03-28-2016 11:41 AM
Re: Excalibur 26

Thanks Howard that would be great I'm not sure what I need for a fuller in terms of the specs either if you know those.

03-28-2016 10:45 AM
Howard Gilbert
Re: Excalibur 26

Yes, I'm still here and also at the Islander Forum.
Sorry I don't have a wiring diagram. Eventually I'm going to have to wire my boat too.
I can send a photo of my roller furler.
Forever Young
03-28-2016 10:39 AM
Re: Excalibur 26

Not sure if your still on line here but can you send me your photos of the Harken roller furler.
03-28-2016 10:35 AM
Re: Excalibur 26 wiring

Anyone have a wiring diagram for the excalibur (26')

This large a boat is new to me and i have no idea how to wire the boat especially the mast and bow lighting.

Would I need to unstep the Mast to check and replace that ? If so any work around for that ?

I am replacing the V berth so I assume the wiring for the bow lights will need to run under that when replaced.

Along with this boat I just bought comes a 12 V battery and solar panel charging system.

Is a second battery as a back up recommended ?

Also how would you handle a traditional plug for appliances ? - Mainly my kuerig coffee maker.

03-21-2016 09:08 PM
Re: Excalibur 26

That would be great Howard. I use to live in Vacaville in the late 90's too.

send me to

rt.webglobalnet gmail I'll send you photos of mine

My name is Rob btw
03-21-2016 07:47 PM
Howard Gilbert
Re: Excalibur 26

I posted a few hours ago but it didn't show up.
So here goes again:
I bought a '67 Excalibur 26 in January.
Had it trucked up from Marina Del Rey to Napa.
The outside and sails are in great shape but the inside needs finishing.
Would be glad to exchange photos and info.
03-21-2016 11:37 AM
Re: Excalibur 26

Jut picked up a 1968 - 26' Excalibur with a 6 hp motor in Boston so thinking I may have the only one on the east coast maybe.

Already thinking of extending the exhaust into the water as someone suggested.

Also going to redo the cabin, wood needs a lot of replacing anyone have any suggestions in doing this ?

Anyways just wanted to see if anyone is still active on this board.
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