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Old 07-10-2016, 10:52 PM   #61
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Thank you everyone, really!
Gad! there are so many boats out there!
You ALL have been very helpful!
Thank you!
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:01 PM   #62
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This is what I like! 1987 Albin Sport Cruiser powerboat for sale in New York


My assumption would be that it is very possible to make her look more livable if I found one well under 20k. But it's all a couple years away
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:29 PM   #63
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Smaller Trawler names?

If you like the albin don't discount looking for 'Rosborough'. They are a really well built, trailer able boat with several propulsion options. They have several house designs also. Full cabin, Half cabin and like the albin a cuddy cabin. http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...-246-102549979

Keep your eyes open. You will eventually find the boat that fills your needs/expectations.
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:34 PM   #64
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My assumption would be that it is very possible to make her look more livable if I found one well under 20k. But it's all a couple years away
Denise, the price on this one is pretty fat, soldboats.com seems to tell a different story although not many of this model there.
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:44 PM   #65
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I know a couple of people who spent a lot of time trying to find an Albin recently. One, a broker, finally found one in decent condition for her customer, the 5th or 6th boat she checked or had checked out. The other looked at just as many and finally gave up and bought a new Glacier Bay. Just a lot of issues from poor maintenance. Maybe you'll have better luck when the time comes.
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That sport cruiser is a day/weekend boat. Not conducive for longer cruises. Not a "trawler." But then, I'm not well aware of your boating wants.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:33 PM   #67
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The albin 28 is much larger jus saying,. But I am aware that it's not live aboard layout
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The albinowners forum also is a great place to find Albins for sale. I was curious about the Great Loop a month ago and fell in love with Albins. We weren't planning to seriously consider cruising for several years, but found an Albin that was just too good to pass up. The aft cabin was removed, and helm extended to a salon / living area with an open aft to fish from and easy entry. Size is perfect for us as well, so we made the offer and if all goes well with the survey, she'll be ours by Saturday!
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The albinowners forum also is a great place to find Albins for sale. I was curious about the Great Loop a month ago and fell in love with Albins. We weren't planning to seriously consider cruising for several years, but found an Albin that was just too good to pass up. The aft cabin was removed, and helm extended to a salon / living area with an open aft to fish from and easy entry. Size is perfect for us as well, so we made the offer and if all goes well with the survey, she'll be ours by Saturday!
Hope the survey goes well for you. Albin is a great boat for the purposes of many. It just seems of those on the market in the last year or so, an exceptionally high percentage have really been in bad shape. On the other hand I know one found in NJ that was pristine.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:38 AM   #70
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I could imagine that fitted with a nice enclosure over the cockpit, with sections of removable side and aft panels... and with some minimal but comfortable lounging furniture in the new (dry) "saloon" that could create...

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Old 07-12-2016, 07:17 AM   #71
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I could imagine that fitted with a nice enclosure over the cockpit, with sections of removable side and aft panels... and with some minimal but comfortable lounging furniture in the new (dry) "saloon" that could create...

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Always my thought for a semi liveaboard....

Till the price of a nice enclosure outpaced the price of used bigger boats....

If handy or creative enough..that is a nice way to go.

My current boat had it not been a liveabord would have been a lobster yacht with an extended overhead if I could find one or would have done it myself. I would have added roll down curtains to make a 3 season saloon. And it would have been a great snowbirder.
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[QUOTE=DeniseO30;459567]This is what I like! 1987 Albin Sport Cruiser powerboat for sale in New York


My assumption would be that it is very possible to make her look more livable if I found one well under 20k. But it's all a couple years away

Here's one for 12k....looks decent on the pictures and although I don't know anything about engines yet, this one doesn't look like the one I tentatively bought (D461) so it seems like a great deal with the bigger engine.especially if you have a motorcycle to get rid of!

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...634197412.html

This might also be a late enough model to not have the problems that the older models have (pilot house seams).
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:09 AM   #73
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I actually thought of contacting the owner of that one BK.
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Always my thought for a semi liveaboard....

Till the price of a nice enclosure outpaced the price of used bigger boats....

If handy or creative enough..that is a nice way to go.

My current boat had it not been a liveabord would have been a lobster yacht with an extended overhead if I could find one or would have done it myself. I would have added roll down curtains to make a 3 season saloon. And it would have been a great snowbirder.

Something similar to this? Just closed on her today...soon to be cruising around the Chesapeake Bay. We got lucky....excellent condition, redone by a dear man who spent the last 3 years redoing almost everything...we are the new, very happy owners of the 'Mary Jo', a 1984 Albin 27 FC!
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:12 AM   #75
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Something similar to this? Just closed on her today...soon to be cruising around the Chesapeake Bay. We got lucky....excellent condition, redone by a dear man who spent the last 3 years redoing almost everything...we are the new, very happy owners of the 'Mary Jo', a 1984 Albin 27 FC!
Exactly what I had in mind! Except the grassy roof lol congrats!
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Something similar to this? Just closed on her today...soon to be cruising around the Chesapeake Bay. We got lucky....excellent condition, redone by a dear man who spent the last 3 years redoing almost everything...we are the new, very happy owners of the 'Mary Jo', a 1984 Albin 27 FC!
actually more like this and I would have the galley in the cockpit and at least one big comfy chair below...
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Here's another plug for Nimble Nomads. When I was in the market for a boat, my criteria was that I wanted the roomiest boat that I could easily trailer without a commercial vehicle (ie. Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, etc.) and that had that "salty" look (no clorox bottle boats). The Nimble Nomad fit that to a tee. She has an OB that pushes her easily at 6.5 knots and burns about 1/2 gallon an hour. She also can easily go 60 knots on the highway. Perfect for two. I can launch and load on the trailer single-handed.
They are a niche boat with a loyal following. I got mine 3 years ago and she has been in the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, SW Florida, and, if things go according to plan, she will spend a good chunk of next winter in the Florida Keys.
I know that there are a couple of nice boats currently for sale.
I could not be happier with mine.
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Another thumbs up for Nimble Boats!

I visited the Nimble Boats factory in Lutz sometime ago and their newer (?) location in Tampa. The Nimble Nomad is quite roomy and an overall well designed trawler. I was also fond of the little Nimble Vagabond.

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The area in front of the pilothouse windows is the "front cockpit", with 2 seats. With high sides, a VERY secure place to stand while anchoring and line tending. I know of no other boat this size that offers this feature.
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I think Nimble Nomads are absolutely perfect for certain users. I also think Rosborough Boats are an incredible niche boat. What a wonderful way to get into cruising.
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