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Old 01-14-2018, 07:37 PM
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So there's this relic of an old boat I pass from time to time, partially covered up in somewhat of a "junkyard" owned by a pack of hoarders. It's pretty large, I'd say 40'+, been sitting there for at least 10-15 years. Every time I drive by I think to myself, "Wonder what that thing is?" So yesterday I drive by, walk up and snap a few pics. I did a bit of searching on google but can't seem to find anything that looks like this. It is definitely old, maybe from the '80s? It's surely a complete loss, as the cockpit has never been covered but for some reason I found it to be an interesting artifact.

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Old 01-15-2018, 10:29 AM
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:04 AM
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It's pretty much the same as mine minus the portholes for the cabin. That boat looks like it would be a nightmare to restore unless you win the lottery and pay somebody else to do a complete resto/mod job on it.

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Looks like the same boat TxHawk posted in a thread from 2004
https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/...excalibur.html

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Originally Posted by AllDodge View Post
Looks like the same boat TxHawk posted in a thread from 2004
https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/...excalibur.html

I'm not sure about that. The paint on the hull looks old and I didn't see holes for the swim platform in the OP's pics.

EDIT: I can see where the swim platform was mounted, but the brown paint and nasty pin striping look original. there are also no opening for the dock lights on the bow.

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Old 01-16-2018, 11:27 AM
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I'm guessing Excalibur came from the old Signature molds.
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I'm guessing Excalibur came from the old Signature molds.
That's my thoughts. Wondering what the hull ID is that should be engraved on the transom.

too bad it's in horrible shape. Whouldn't take much to clean it up and drop two new power plants in it, though. The wiring and the hydraulic lines would be difficult and I bet the rams are frozen. fortunately, the rams for stabilizer tabs can be found easily (70's or 80's trim hydraulic rams for small outboards). I bought refurbs off ebay for $50.00 each. The rams for the power steering are the hard parts to find and I might have to bite the bullet, spend another $2K and update them. I bet that boat needs, them, too, but they are not hard to rebuild if they aren't frozen together.
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That's my thoughts. Wondering what the hull ID is that should be engraved on the transom.

too bad it's in horrible shape. Whouldn't take much to clean it up and drop two new power plants in it, though. The wiring and the hydraulic lines would be difficult and I bet the rams are frozen. fortunately, the rams for stabilizer tabs can be found easily (70's or 80's trim hydraulic rams for small outboards). I bought refurbs off ebay for $50.00 each. The rams for the power steering are the hard parts to find and I might have to bite the bullet, spend another $2K and update them. I bet that boat needs, them, too, but they are not hard to rebuild if they aren't frozen together.
It’s definitely a cool piece of history. Would be awesome to see someone buy it off these packrats, and resurrect it. I’m sure it could be bought for cheap. If you’re interested in the hull ID I could try to do some snooping. Where exactly would I find it?

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The HIN should be on the transom, below the rub rail, starboard side
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I've been watching way too much Roadkill

I'm thinking RatBoat.Twins with Rusty Zoomies. Cosmetically the Patina is perfect.

I saw an old 27 signature race oat at a waterfront bar in Hollywood . Had the patina with 2 reliable motors. Way too cool.
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