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Old 01 May 2006, 12:25   #31
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I think I'd better eat my hat or something

Having said it was brute ugly, I actually got a close look at an Excalibur with a closed-in cockpit today and I take it all back. It was much more elegant than I had expected. The video made it look like it was much wider and more blunt-ended than it actually is.

Beyond the mere aesthetic, sitting inside on side-by-side jockey seats and knowing the tubes are outside you makes you feel like you could take on some really extreme weather.

But having said all that, I still prefer the wind in my hair!
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Old 10 November 2010, 15:01   #32
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that excalibur is a grat looking boat looks wel from all angles
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Old 10 November 2010, 15:40   #33
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I'm beginning to suspect that out behind the workshop, in a dark shed, beneath a pile of old matting, Joe has another mould that he only uses by the light of a full moon, when the wind blows from Mordor...

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alot u know about it..have u ever been on a excalibur ??
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alot u know about it..have u ever been on a excalibur ??
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alot u know about it..have u ever been on a excalibur ??
I've no idea if Willk's ever been on an Excalibur (although I suspect there's a good chance he has - but can't publicly admit it for fear of offending his masters!). However the thing about a "great looking boat" is you don't actually need to get in it to appreciate it.

Excalibur and Redbay may be very practical boats, may have amazing sea keeping and may even have managed to pull off the cabin/shelter thing with somewhat more style than many others, but I'm not sure they conform to a traditional view of "beauty".

the fact that fat ugly birds still seem to get pregnant suggests to me that either man is very pragmatic and can balance beauty against some other traits or some guys have very screwed up view on attractiveness.
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the fact that fat ugly birds still seem to get pregnant suggests to me that either man is very pragmatic and can balance beauty against some other traits
I suspect that the one you're thinking of is Availability.

I have no personal experience of Excaliburs and I don't recall having expressed an opinion about them here on RIBnet.

I understand that they're a great ride though!
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i wazn 't refering to hte boats
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If you say that willk does not know "alot about it" then surely you must know the answer to the second part of your question

More to the point have you been on it and have you also been on an equivalent Redbay ?
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