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Old 04-01-2012, 14:55   #16
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Re: Cruising an Excalibur 36 ?

Hi all
I was suprised to find Galaad mentioned in this forum as I am the current
owner of her, a lovely boat to sail, we brought her in 2001 off Pierre who sailed her from Tahiti. dismasted on the way, Galaad was in a rather run down condition and needed some serious work , new mast, sails, motor, rewiring, rudder bearing etc. etc. after a year of reconstruction
she was ready to go, up the barrier reef and across to Thailand via Indonesia, after a couple of years back to Brisbane Australia via Borneo and New Guinea she never let us down, goes like a machine to wind the boat loved it, so did we. Galaad is for sale but not much happening there at the moment. will be going up the reef this year if Galaad does not sell
I rather hope she doesn't. once again Excalibur's are a classic sailing boat for across the bay or the world
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Old 04-01-2012, 15:43   #17
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Re: Cruising an Excalibur 36 ?

Hello all,

I'd like to hear from other Excalibur owners, to keep track of the yachts.
I now know of the following Excaliburs:

Akali, owned by a German, moored in Friesland Netherlands
Astolat, Owned by a Dutchman, moored in Friesland, Netherlands
Avalon of Arne, in the UK (Phaon?)
Banyas, Denmark?
Galaad, for sale in Australia
INO, Uitdam, The Netherlands
Merlin, Dutch owned, lost at sea, probably overrun by a ship
MIKII, Terschelling, Netherlands
Paladin, nicely restored in the UK(i'd like to hear from you, need to replace my portholes)
Pendragon of Wessex, British Columbbia, Canada (for sale in 2006)
Pendragon, Uitdam, Netherlands (my ship)
Sherpa Bill, UK? Where nis this ship now?
SIMBA for sale in devon?
SPINGO, for sale in Scotland?
Sorcha, Hawaii
UNDA, in Germany?
An Excalibur with red sails K331?
Excalibur of England ????

That is 18 out of 51 build

So, Excalibur owners,

Please keep in touch, let me know how you are doing

Regards,
Georges (Pendragon)
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:37   #18
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Re: Cruising an Excalibur 36 ?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Phaon , galaad, gxd, Sir G, and Georges.

I don't think I've ever seen a topic that brought more new members to the Forum, so quickly.
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Old 09-01-2012, 15:45   #19
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Re: Cruising an Excalibur 36 ?

Hi all
John from Galaad, following the thread about sails, I have just purchased a new radial cut headsail, but not really impressed, I feel that the sailmakers take the measurements and computers design the sail. but Excaliburs being so narrow in the stern is not taken into account. I was sailing the other day in 15 -20 knts the main needed a reef, Galaad certainly lets you know with that long boom.
I also have a MPS that I also find hard to set because of the narrow stern
So I feel that because of design changes consideration should be given to this by the sailmaker. anybody have thoughts on this subject I will try and put some photos taken on the day.

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:37   #20
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Hi all
I was suprised to find Galaad mentioned in this forum as I am the current
owner of her, a lovely boat to sail, we brought her in 2001 off Pierre who sailed her from Tahiti. dismasted on the way, Galaad was in a rather run down condition and needed some serious work , new mast, sails, motor, rewiring, rudder bearing etc. etc. after a year of reconstruction
she was ready to go, up the barrier reef and across to Thailand via Indonesia, after a couple of years back to Brisbane Australia via Borneo and New Guinea she never let us down, goes like a machine to wind the boat loved it, so did we. Galaad is for sale but not much happening there at the moment. will be going up the reef this year if Galaad does not sell
I rather hope she doesn't. once again Excalibur's are a classic sailing boat for across the bay or the world
Regards
John
Hi John,
Nice to hear from you. I am Galaad's second owner. And it was quite an emotion to see the pictures and how well you've been maintaining her.
As I was saying in a previous post, I don't know how many owners she's had after me. I am still in touch with the guy who bought it from me back in 1981, and his name is not Pierre. So that makes at least three, you included.
I had changed the rigging in 78 or 79 after breaking a shroud, the masthead piece, and a chainplate, in three distinct incidents. Which goes to confirm that after 10 years, S/S should not be blindly trusted...
Please PM your e-mail address I have something I'd like to send you
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Old 10-01-2012, 14:28   #21
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Hi
My Email Adress is "galaad36@hotmail.com
Thanks John
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Old 11-01-2012, 14:10   #22
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Hi All,

We are the owners of Paladin, based on the river Orwell on the East Coast of England.

We have owned Paladin for 3 years or so and after a bit of work, cruise and race her.

I have attached a link of some pictures of some of the work done for those who may be interested.http://s603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/williampatten/?albumview=slideshow

I would be really interested to hear from those who race - and the polar diagrams.

We have an endorsed IRC cert, with a rating of 0.889 which seems to be very coimpetitive.

Anyway, so nice to hear news of other Excaliburs!
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Old 13-01-2012, 15:39   #23
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Hi Paladin
I saw your Photos you did a great job the boat looks fantastic the Excaliburs are now a classic its good to see one so well restored We did a total restore of Galaad about 12 years ago they are a good boat to cruise or race
Congratulations
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Old 13-01-2012, 16:47   #24
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Hi Paladin,
I was looking at your pictures and towards the end my eyes were moist.
"a bit of work" as you say, must be the understatement of the year...
Contrats man
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Old 15-01-2012, 01:38   #25
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Excalibur of England is alive and currently being refitted in Southampton UK.
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Old 15-01-2012, 15:04   #26
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Re: Cruising an Excalibur 36 ?

There are also a couple of other Excaliburs here on the East Coast of England that I know of. There is 'Caliburn' in Aldeburgh and 'Avilion' in Levington.
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Old 23-01-2012, 15:40   #27
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There are two more Excaliburs for sale in Australia one is rigged as a yawl, the other has a new deck with a different look, so that makes 3 known in Australia so far I am also sure all three have tiller steering seems they are all getting away from the original concept.
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Old 29-01-2012, 15:40   #28
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Re: Cruising an Excalibur 36 ?

In case you are interested, I have resurrected my old website "Sailing the Atlantic, Cruising the Caribbean - Avalon of Arne". It's quite out of date now, of course, but it may still be of interest to fellow Excalibur owners.

The site can now be found at:

Sailing the Atlantic, Cruising the Caribbean - Avalon of Arne

It's good to hear from fellow Excalibur owners. Avalon is at present moored in Poole - in the Poole Yacht Club marina for the winter.

Best wishes,

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Old 03-02-2012, 00:46   #29
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Great read, really enjoyed it.
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Hello all,

I'd like to hear from other Excalibur owners, to keep track of the yachts.
I now know of the following Excaliburs:

Akali, owned by a German, moored in Friesland Netherlands
Astolat, Owned by a Dutchman, moored in Friesland, Netherlands
Avalon of Arne, in the UK (Phaon?)
Banyas, Denmark?
Galaad, for sale in Australia
INO, Uitdam, The Netherlands
Merlin, Dutch owned, lost at sea, probably overrun by a ship
MIKII, Terschelling, Netherlands
Paladin, nicely restored in the UK(i'd like to hear from you, need to replace my portholes)
Pendragon of Wessex, British Columbbia, Canada (for sale in 2006)
Pendragon, Uitdam, Netherlands (my ship)
Sherpa Bill, UK? Where nis this ship now?
SIMBA for sale in devon?
SPINGO, for sale in Scotland?
Sorcha, Hawaii
UNDA, in Germany?
An Excalibur with red sails K331?
Excalibur of England ????

That is 18 out of 51 build

So, Excalibur owners,

Please keep in touch, let me know how you are doing

Regards,
Georges (Pendragon)
Hello there!

We own and live on Camelot of Wessex, One of the original pair built in 1963 in Dartmouth, Devon. Also in the river here are Simba (as mentioned although at one stage called admiral bembo) and tancree. Would be interested in hearing from other owners.

Will & Katy
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