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Old 05-31-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Being new to trawlers (been live aboard sailor) I need some opinions and my search for a boat. We thought we had it narrowed down to a Monk36. It had just about everything on our list but now we look at a Albin 36 and now aren't sure. The Albin is priced somewhat lower for what seems like a similar boat. Not sure if I'm over looking something in construction or design. Anyone have any knowledge on these two boats? The more we look the more unsure we are.

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
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Mr, gs. The Monks, at one time were made in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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similar...I would give the nod to Monks for construction...but that I'm not completely sure of due to lack of experience with Monks...

I do like Albin layouts better...but that's completely only an opinion issue.

Albins from the 70/80s suffer greatly from neglect...look closely if going that route.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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The model year of each boat does make a difference along with the specs.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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I have a 2003 Monk 36 and am very happy with it, we bought it in Annapolis in 2008 and brought her to Louisiana along the ICW, ours was built in Nova Scotia. I have had no experience with Albins. If you like to contact me for more details just send a private message to my profile page.
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