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Old 12-15-2010, 09:00 AM   #21
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Tara's HIN

Actually, for you geeks out there, here is a complete explanation (as I understand it):

AUL = Albin
43 = Model
245 = 145th built - Albin always started production with hull 101
h = Month Hull molded - August (h is 8th letter in alphabet)
7 = Year Hull molded - 1987
88 = 1988 Model Year

August 1987 seems early to be molding the 1988 model, but that is how I read the HIN.

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Old 04-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #22
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RE: My Albin, tell us about yours- Chez Nous a 1979 43 Classic

We are refitting her for a liva aboard and extended cruising.

2 American Diesel 140 hp

11 KW Westerbeake Genset

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All teak decks removed

I am curious to learn which yard in Taiwan built her.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:12 PM   #23
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My Albin, tell us about yours

I think these little Albin 27 trawlerettes are COOL!


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Old 07-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #24
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While I'm new to the concept of trawling I've been a schooner captain for a very long time. My wife and I are at odds on whether to buy an Albin or a Grand Banks trawler. The tone of your positing is most encouraging for us to continue to seek an Albin. However, all the boats I've seen here in day-trip distance from Long Island have leaking windows/door frames that result in "punky" or stained wood work. Is this a chronic problem? Anything else I should be concerned about?
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While I'm new to the concept of trawling I've been a schooner captain for a very long time. My wife and I are at odds on whether to buy an Albin or a Grand Banks trawler. The tone of your positing is most encouraging for us to continue to seek an Albin. However, all the boats I've seen here in day-trip distance from Long Island have leaking windows/door frames that result in "punky" or stained wood work. Is this a chronic problem? Anything else I should be concerned about?
Most leaks are due to lack of maintenance.Windows should be rebedded ever so often to prevent leaks.Sealants dry out and shrink then water seeps in.Eventually that seep turns to a trickle,then constant flow.
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While I'm new to the concept of trawling I've been a schooner captain for a very long time. My wife and I are at odds on whether to buy an Albin or a Grand Banks trawler. The tone of your positing is most encouraging for us to continue to seek an Albin. However, all the boats I've seen here in day-trip distance from Long Island have leaking windows/door frames that result in "punky" or stained wood work. Is this a chronic problem? Anything else I should be concerned about?
Mine had severe hydrolysis of the hull, rotten decks, rotten cabin sides, rusty fuel tanks, non-functional heads, no electronics worth a hoot except depth finders...but other than that she's not too bad.
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Mine had severe hydrolysis of the hull, rotten decks, rotten cabin sides, rusty fuel tanks, non-functional heads, no electronics worth a hoot except depth finders...but other than that she's not too bad.

Sounds like a gut n rebuild.I'd much rather do that and know what's going back in is working properly.
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Sounds like a gut n rebuild.I'd much rather do that and know what's going back in is working properly.
Not as easy when living aboard...
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The replies I've received are so helpful. We've looked at Grand Banks, Marine Trader/Litton, and Albins. The layout of the Albins is, perhaps, the best we've seen so far. My wife is reluctant to get anything bigger than a 36-38 footer. My daughter found a Transpac/Eagle 39 for sale locally. Any input before I go see it will be much appreciated.
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I wound up with a 40" Albin enven though it's a project boat almost because of layouts (and for a liveaboard I was a little fussier)....in the 36 range...not sure if the layouts are different enough to really matter so get the best bang for your buck as manufacturers definitely did mechanicals and quality a little different.
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Not as easy when living aboard...

Yes,that would be an inconvenience.
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Good grief! I am amazed how "difficult" it is for brokers to reply to my inquiries and requests to see a boat. I've left phone messages and/or emails to fairly well-known firms and quite shocked that days pass without a reply. I'd heard this is a "buyers market," so I have to wonder if its their indifference, or are they just sooooo busy they can't call or sit at a computer. Oh well; it gives me time to start looking to find web sites that offer supplies and equipment specific to Albin and Grand Banks. Any suggestions?
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Albin Owners Group • Index page

Here's a link the the Albin owner's site. You can ask there for specifics once you decide what you want to try to find.
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In October 2012 I bought "No Strings" a 1981 Albin Trawler. Some minor cosmetic problems and some small deck leaks. Major problem to be repaired is a leaky muffler. I am the fourth owner but the engine has only around 1900 hours on a Ford Lehman.
I'd like to get some ideas on salon treatments. She came with carpets in the salon, a lovely teak coffee table, a settee, a small folding table, and a wicker arm chair. I find the settee is too low for comfort and would like a larger table and some additional seating to replace the settee. Would like to get some ideas.
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I think these little Albin 27 trawlerettes are COOL!


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OG funny you should say that. My last boat was a 25 Albin and I named her ... Trawlerette .... Meaning (to me) small trawler. It wasn't a well liked name but at least her name was about the boat and a very pronounced feature of the boat. Very descriptive of what she was as a boat. I have little respect for boat names that are a joke. It's bad enough for most boats to be named after some woman even if the boat is cranky like the woman. My other boat over 20' I named Easy Rider because it was designed to be easy riding.

But you calling the smaller Albin's Trawlerette's just shows to me that I didn't do too bad after all. Thanks
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Congratulations on your "new" Albin 36. I purchased my "new" 1984 Albin trawler in October also. We got her back to her new home in Amityville, Long Island just two days before Sandy visited the Island and damaged many boats in the boatyard. Ours was spared because we had filled the 400 gallon fuels tanks and had topped off the water (150 gal.). The weight kept her from being lifted by the storm surge. Other boat around her were less fortunate.
I suspect our boat layouts are essentially similar. The previous owner to Meander, Ron Cyr, had kept up with the maintenance of the boat and went about many a project to make her more comfortable and seaworthy. I/we fell in love with the boat at first sight. If pictures are worth a thousand words I'd recommend you Google "Albin 36 trawler Shelter Island". There may be some ideas you might find appealing.
I do wonder why your previous owner carpeted the salon floor. Our floor was maintained with the use of a water-based floor finish from Home Depot. It looks great and hasn't been done in 2+ years. There is a shelf that was added on the bulkhead adjacent to the stove. It is removable and I guess it eased the prep of food in the galley.
Should you wish to discuss anything just keep this posting going.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #38
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Replacing holding tank in spring of 2013 leaking

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Our 34 Albin is currently on the hard having its engine replaced ( long sad story ) at any rate my question is this, previous owners enclosed the back area with wood trim and sliding plexiglass. The problem is that there is always standing water on the trunk. I have removed tons of caulk and resealed everything that didn't help. I sirt of feel as if the area was not designed to be enclosed so will never be 100% right. thoughts? We have the hard top removed so I thought now would be the perfect time to redo this area. Any suggestions/ideas on a better way to this?

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