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Old 06 April 2006, 20:29   #1
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Excalibur Ribs - Eye Catcher

Last Sunday we had the privilege of accompanying the newest Excalibur Rib on her maiden voyage from Kinsale to East Ferry, being a bright and sunny day we got some nice images of the two ribs. If you look at the images in Rib Gallery it will not take you very long to figure our how “Eyecatcher” got her name, she is a 9 m wraparound with some eye catching features added since the first Excalibur wraparound hit the water last November. One of the most noticeable additions is the second A frame to the rear and another addition is the teak engine box cover which also catches the eye.

But from what we hear the best is yet to come with another Excalibur wraparound due to hit the water next week and the boys at Excalibur tell us that there are more surprises in store.

All three Excalibur wraparounds are due to make the trip to Wales for the RNLI Rib Run on the 20th of April.
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Old 06 April 2006, 20:41   #2
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Is "Eyecatcher" some sort of Irish slang for eyesore - we saw pictures of one of these boats back in November - I seem to remember the general consensus was its pretty ugly
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Old 06 April 2006, 21:16   #3
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Is "Eyecatcher" some sort of Irish slang for eyesore - we saw pictures of one of these boats back in November - I seem to remember the general consensus was its pretty ugly
Speak for yourself. I think she's very tasty.
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Old 07 April 2006, 01:32   #4
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I would have to agree very sharp looking boat
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maybe a more aerodynamic windscreen would be kinder on the eye, bit like a fat but pretty chick.......potential
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Got carried away with the wrap wround thing didant they or as some one nicked the roof
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dont mention the roof - it looks even worse...
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Old 10 April 2006, 15:52   #8
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I would have to agree very sharp looking boat
Hi Donnie144, since you and Alan appreciate the Excalibur weaparound I am giving you a link to view a small video clip we shot last week-end, we were cruising at just under 40 knots. Some people do not understand the design but this clip gives a good idea of the usefulness of such a design. No roof on, no wet gear needed – everyone got off dry and warm.
http://www.ribs.ie/mvi_0735.avi

The video clip is approx. 1mb in size.
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Brilliant!

That is a boat that will go places.

Best of luck with her.
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Hi Donnie144, since you and Alan appreciate the Excalibur weaparound I am giving you a link to view a small video clip we shot last week-end, we were cruising at just under 40 knots. Some people do not understand the design but this clip gives a good idea of the usefulness of such a design. No roof on, no wet gear needed – everyone got off dry and warm.
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Thanks for that. My delight in the design comes from living and boating in an environment where the practicalities of protection rate higher than the aesthetics of a nice console! As I say, nice looking boat. If ever I'm in a position to buy such a boat for import to Canada I'd surely consider this one.
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