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Old 10-14-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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My Albin, tell us about yours

I'd like to hear about your boat specifics, hull #, engines, etc.

Mine is a 1988 Sundeck model. Hull number 246. I have yet to hear about one with a higher hull #, so I have to guess this was one of the last ones built.
I think the hull #'s were common for the trunk cabin models as well as the sundeck. No more of the sundeck models that I run across, I can't imagine that there were 2500 of them built! I'm guessing under 100.

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Twin SP 135 Lehmans
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Westerbeke 8kw genset
Freedom 25 inverter with 8 golf carts
I've installed new Vacuflushes, 2 new Cruise Air's, icemaker, computer desk/ office, etc, and the inverter may be the best thing I've done.
I have about 2500 hrs on the genset and 2100 on engines.
I've owned the boat for just over 6 years, having purchased her in Staten Island NY in May on 2001. I'm the third owner. She had about 600 hrs on the engines and 300 on the* genset when I came along.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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(I can't imagine that there were 2500 of them built!) That was supposed to say "250 of them built".

And the pic that is my "avatar" is the boat sitting at Great Kills Yacht Club in Staten Island, back in May of 2001 the day after I purchased her.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
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Hey there Brent. I just joined here. How have you been?

I have a 1983 40 ft trunk cabin style.*
BW velvet drive 1017 (I rebuilt it in 2007)
Single FL 120 3800 hrs
Westerbeke 4.4 kw genset 1900 hrs
Freedom inverter ..no golf carts just a couple regular deep cycles
Fresh water flush toilets..replumbed 2007

Purchased in Rochester, NY in*late 2005...cruised to our Mystic, Ct home port spring 2006. 10 day trip 535 nautical miles, 130 gal fuel. Cheap to run to be sure.
She needed lots of TLC and we have been steadily gaining on her each year.
I'll post a pic soon.

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Old 06-25-2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard Jay!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:13 PM   #5
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What kind of speeds and RPM were you running on that 530 mile trip?
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:16 PM   #6
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ive got a 1981 albin 43' d/c trawler hull no 184 do you have photos of urs up here besides the one by ur name??
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:49 AM   #7
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thinking about buying an albin.Any concerns?
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:25 AM   #8
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Not a concern, but one thing to take a look at:* On an Albin 43 that I had for 12 years and sold 2 years ago the fuel fills were set up a little different from most similar boats, and I presume that it was the standard arrangement for Albin.* Instead of the deck fuel fill fittings being directly over the tanks, with the fill hose then coming straight down into the top of the tanks, the deck fittings were located slightly forward of the forward end of each tank.* The fuel hose coming from the deck fitting came down, then turned 90 degrees aft, to connect to a fitting at the upper portion of the forward wall of the tank.*

Thinking about this, it would seem to have the advantage of not having deck water from a leak around the deck fuel fill fitting come directly down onto the top of the tank, a common source of rust on Tiawan trawlers.* Instead, the drip would be down to the bilge, unless some tracks down the fill hose.*

A problem on my boat was a little sag in the curve in the fuel hoses, with the result that a little fuel pooled at that low spot in the hose,* eventually deteriorating the hose, with a little fuel leak into the bilge.* The source of that little bit of fuel took quite a* while to chase down.* An easy fix, once I found it.

Really good ole boats, and can be quite a bang for the buck.*



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Old 07-10-2010, 11:47 PM   #9
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This is my prior boat an Albin 27 1985 that I turned into a poor man's Hinckley picnic boat, complete with teak cockpit and lots of brightwork. She was hull number 1 of the sport cruisers.



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Old 07-11-2010, 10:34 AM   #10
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Quote:
Daddyo wrote:This is my prior boat an Albin 27 1985 that I turned into a poor man's Hinckley picnic boat.......
I always liked the looks of the Albin 27 but I can't put my finger on "as to exactly why?"


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<<<<<<...me neither...

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Old 08-24-2010, 11:08 AM   #12
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What kind of speeds and RPM were you running on that 530 mile trip


Hey I guess this is a delayed reply.*Been away from this forum for a bit.
I was running 6 to 7 knots, 1600 to 1800 rpm depending on where I was.

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Old 10-27-2010, 08:31 PM   #13
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I found some more pics of my prior boat an Albin27 I yachted up. First white then green then yellow.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:38 PM   #14
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Hi, My 43 has a hull ID no of AUL43245H788. She was built in 1988. I see the other posters with numbers like 140 and 230. D I assume mine is 788 ? or is there some other hull number referred to here. Or indeed does mine mean no 7 of 1988 ?
I have owned my 43 "Tara" for around six years now, cruising the caribbean islands from The Virgins down to Grenada. We are currently based in Jolly Harbour Antigua which is a very convenient and pretty secure base for cruising the islands.
We have had couple of hurricanes whilst based in Jolly Harbour and whilst nowhere is foolproof safe in a hurricane, Jolly Harbour has been good for us.
Tara has twin Lehman SP135s and a Northern Lights Genset.
I previously owned a Grand banks and I find the Albin with her flared bow a MUCH dryer ride on the open sea passages. We are just about to launch for the coming winter season and will be aboard in English Harbour Antigua during January and February 2011. Any fellow Albin enthusiasts will be welcome aboard for a cold beer.
Michael Gardner

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Old 12-05-2010, 04:19 PM   #15
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Michael: I see that you are one of the "blind" Gardners (no "i" in your name). Any relation to the Gardner family that has Roque Island downeast?
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:36 PM   #16
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You are hull # 245.* The number/letters after that deal with the model year, and the month and year of production.
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We are the new owners of a 28' Albin TE.* Its a 2001, hull number 537, 700 hrs on her 300hp Yanmar diesel.* Currently trying to get her from MD to SF Bay in the dead of winter!
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Thanks a lot. That makes complete sense. Regards Michael Gardner
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tara11, she looks great, id love to see more photos if you can post them...
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Thanks for your post and kind comment. There are more pictures of Tara and a full spec. on my website*www.tara2.co.uk. *She is* a great boat and has treated us well for the last five years cruising in the caribbean.* We will shortly be getting back on board for the winter which will be a delight instead of the current ferociously cold weather in England just now! Tara is*currently based in Antigua but we are looking to Dominica in January for this years adventure.* Tara is now (rather reluctantly) for sale as I have the opportunity of a friend's rather larger yacht which I have coveted for some years (if I can raise the money in time). Michael Gardner

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