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Old 31 January 2005, 09:07   #11
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New 8m Inboard and 7m on the way

I was down in Kinsale on Sat. and saw the 8m being launched. Lovely jubliey! You could if you werent to fussy (with a couple of pints) sleep in the bow locker. Its hugh! We've only gone and ordered a 7m Excaliber and am looking forward to blasting around the place in it! Its mainly for diving though. Should be out in April. Will have a new designed console thats a bit narrower for us awkward divers. will post pics when she is up and running. When were rich and famous we will have to go for a inboard diesel. Like em, Love em!
To answer your question the "windscreen" is attached just above where the handrail is attached to the console.
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Old 31 January 2005, 10:00   #12
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Bet the owner replaces the windscreen within 3 years!
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Old 31 January 2005, 12:34   #13
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Photos as promised.

Really like Ronan's black steelwork, especially the A-frame/engine guard.

Joe, if you read this what kinda top end does the diesel get? I know you told me 44, but was that mph/knots?? Would like to call in and see the place in Riverstick sometime if thats ok?? May have a potential customer for you also
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Old 31 January 2005, 13:29   #14
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well i think the one with the blue tubes is the best

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Old 31 January 2005, 13:44   #15
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thats the one i was on on saturday for a trial spin. 47.5 knots with a full fuel load. or what? Mad Ted. Joe even managed to scare the living s--- out of me. Apparently that boat will be on show at the Dublin boat show in Feb, for anyone who is interested in giving them the once over! I can highly recommend them. The lads are great to deal with as well and couldn't be more obliging or helpful.
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Old 31 January 2005, 14:48   #16
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Re: Windscreen.

Hi Mark,

My screen is 5 years old and is as good as new (apart from a few scratches due to the mobile phone case being clipped onto the top of the screen whilst wakeboarding). As the screen bar is completely separate from the screen, the screen is less likely to be broken by anyone grabbing it or falling against it. The fact that you would want to be built like a brick sh*t house, to be able to break the screen by hand, is probably irrelevant. The only thing that will damage the screen is if petrol is splashed on to it. This hasn't happened to any of the Excalibur Ribs so far, as all fuel fillers are positioned at the front face of the console.

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Old 31 January 2005, 16:23   #17
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I'm out in Dublin soon for a week. When is the boat show. Might try and time the two events together

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Old 31 January 2005, 16:29   #18
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Dublin Boat Show 2005

23-27 February at the RDS.

See you there.

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Old 31 January 2005, 16:31   #19
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I'm out in Dublin soon for a week. When is the boat show. Might try and time the two events together


23rd - 27th Feb at the RDS Dublin

http://www.expo-events.com/boatshow/


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Old 31 January 2005, 17:05   #20
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Broken Screen!!

Seems to be a bit of concern about the screen strength! The screens are well protected with the screen bar, however if anyone manages to break one within 5 years I'll happily replace it free of charge! As Mayhem has mentioned the only thing that will damage the screen is petrol.

As for the layout of the boat, we custom build all our boats so it is entirely down to the customer how many seats etc.. they want. The customer with the red diesel boat as photographed in this thread has it built specially for long distance cruising. 4 people on board, all their kit stowed away and nothing stored on deck!

On the trip to wales last year a similar boat we built with the same bow locker carried the kit for about 6 of the smaller ribs. All this was stowed away with on gear on deck.
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