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Old 01-21-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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New trawler(maybe) owner here

Hello, I am looking at 2 Marine trader LaBelle sundeck trawlers. I have messed with boats most of my life(including the US Navy) Last boat was a Gozzard Sail boat. I have read this site and of course I want to know more.
Any education would be appreciated; the good, the bad, the ugly.

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Old 01-21-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. Well, I'm the good, most others are bad and there's some downright ugly here as well. Oh, did I mention I'm modest and un-opinionated as well?
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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Sounds like my type of Educator!
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:18 PM   #4
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What year of Labelles are you looking at? Keep in mind that not all Labelles are Marine Traders. Over 30 Labelles were imported before Marine Trader went to Best Way and contracted with them to build the boats for them. This happened around 1983-86 approximately.
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Did you get anywhere with the trawler?
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:11 PM   #6
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No, still looking There is a Albin tricabin listed on EBay in DeLand, Fl. anybody know anything about this Boat?
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Greetings,
Mr. E. Could you be more specific or provide a link please?
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:48 PM   #8
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Sure, there is a 1981 Albin tri-cabin 49' listed on Ebay under Diesel trawler. Just got off the phone with the present owner. Says he purchased it last year on the FL. west coast. He has done his trip and now plans to motorhome it. Seem like a real nice and informed owner. The boat is now located in DeLand, Fl. near Daytona, Fl. Fuel tank replaced and Engines taken out and O/H 300 hrs ago.

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Greetings,
Mr E. Seems to be about a 3.5 hr. drive from you. Might be worth a look although listing is vague and sparse. Try to get some more pictures from the seller. You're aware of course of the necessity and value of a survey. Find out why the engines were rebuilt and if in fact they were rebuilt and to what extent. I've seen engines "rebuilt" with a rattle can.....
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