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Old 06-22-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Brand new owner 36 Albin

Just purchased a 1981 Albin 36' any comments or advice. tks
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hey Chip, congratulations on your new boat. The Albin 36 is a time proven classic beauty, and built to bring you home safely through just about anything........ but I'm sure you already knew that, that's why you bought an Albin. : )
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Congrats
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1 When (not if) you find a leak FIX IT asap!
2 Use the boat. Run it burn some diesel and enjoy
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Congratulations, join us on the Albin Owners Group website. We bought our '83 last year and are starting the Loop in 3 weeks. PM me with any questions.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:23 PM   #6
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I've got the same boat, LOVE IT. Got rid of the teak on the flybridge. It was a little soft but not too bad. I replaced it because it leaked.When I pulled it up I found bad glass under it which made the rebuild bigger than planned but still my wife and I did it in a couple weeks.Fuel tanks were redone by P.O. (thanks).Air Conditioner is loud but still works.Updated the electronics, added autopilot, sand, varnish and paint often. But remember it is an old plastic boat, meant to be used probably never will return to Bristol condition.Handles 5 foot waves with ease, uncomfortable but not unsafe. In fact the boat will handle WAY more than I or the Admiral can. Pete, Wisconsin
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Old 02-27-2019, 03:14 PM   #7
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Congrats on your new boat. Have fun.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:45 PM   #8
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Have fun, I am exhausted fixing mine.


And they are far from being trusted to bring you home through anything......accept it for what it is.


Not trying to be too negative....just realistic on a typical older Taiwan boat and every brand has it's cheerleaders
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:34 PM   #9
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Congratulations! Always nice to see another Albin owner on the site. Post some pictures when you can.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:05 PM   #10
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We run a 2005 Albin 28 TE around SW Florida (Cape Coral). We have 150 boating destinations within 20 miles of our condo including 42 boat up restaurants.

All the Albin TE's, Express Trawlers, and trawlers are exceptionally well built with brand name engines and other components. The 48 NSC is also a solid boat. The 40's had their problems, but all that I've seen for sale have all had them fixed and are running fine.

The 36 is a tight little boat with all the comforts of home. Enjoy!
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:40 PM   #11
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Hey Pete! We're across the lake from you. Congrats on your boat. If you're on Facebook, check out Molly's page - https://www.facebook.com/MollyTheTrawler/ and the Albin 36 page https://www.facebook.com/groups/224927341724249/

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Old 03-11-2019, 05:40 PM   #12
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