Take her out for a week or two and see how she is. Have you checked rigging and sails and such. dont for get about navigation and communications. Why dont you try the great loop google "AGLCA" you can do a 5000 mile loop and never leave home, that's if you are in the USA. Smooth sailing
07-26-2009 09:13 AM
yeah, 21 yr. old looking to see if a 26' islander excalibur is good for circumnavigat
this is my first post since i am new to the site but i recently boiught a 26' islander excalibur that i now live on. I modified her with a refrigerator that slides out from the small cabin that has the head(very ingenious of me i think), solar panels, lots of shelves with high walls, etc. I have takin lots or all i should say, sailing lessons so i think i am soon ready. i feel she is a strong boat so i was just wondering what every one with more experience thinks. Is she capable of such a journey? I would hate to sell her to buy a contessa 26 like Aebi since i found her boat cramped. I have made my boat into a home but i think my life is a bit more important. Just wondering what everybodys thoughts are. Also amy supplies/ advice any seasoned circumnavigators have are welcome. Anybody lookin to join me is also welcome to write me. There is very little information about islander 26s.