Excalibur v's Redbay
just following this thread and decided to give my view! I have have been Ribbing for quite a number of years now, I have have had a wide range of different Ribs in my posession, like Humber, Delta, Cobra and "Lencrap" and I currently have a 9m Excalibur and may i add that this is my 3rd Excalibur! as I mentioned, I have covered alot of distance in Ribs, like around Britain, around Ireland, and to the Scilly Isles a few times, I have travelled also in large groups such as the Kinsale to Aberystwyth Rib Run, and I have found that the Excalibur has always travelled effortlessly through the rough Seas, this in my opinion is down to the High Bow and deep "V" profile, Don't get me wrong, I also think that Redbay build a fine craft! but just wouldn't be my cup of Tea as in "my opinion" they seem to run Bow down and seem to have difficulty in raising same! they have a nice finish, and are pleasing to the eye, before i bought my first Excalibur I travelled to the North to Sea trial a Redbay, I thought it was quite Nice, but when I then had the Sea Trial in the Excalibur, I must say it won me over in everyway! I currently have an enquiry in for the New Cabin version as it looks the Bizz!
We all love our Ribs lads and I suppose we are all guilty of being biased with our own Crafts!
I hope this answers a few of your questions Cailin Baire!
Here's wishing you all a safe and pleasant new Ribbing Season!