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Old 12-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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i live in rochester ny, its cold here! i live on a 1981 albin 43' trawler... look forward to hearing from you all



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Old 12-22-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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Better you than us. Good luck and keep warm if you can.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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cool to see you here aswell... any other good forums im missing out on??
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:46 AM   #4
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Not really. This is the best one. We have very informed/ opinionated participants. We load fast. You only hear from us when you go to the website. And generally a very courteous and supportive bunch.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:24 PM   #5
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There is the Living Aboard Forum and Passagemaker. **Many of us are on the other sites also.* I prefer Passagemaker, then Trawler Forum and lastly Living Aboard.* *I would prefer if the shrink wrap did not cover rthe windows so you could see out.**The canvas enclosurers*are mostly clear and the tarps cover the roof and sides but not the windows.* Many of the boats in the PNW on the hard are srink wrapped but not on the water.*
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:46 AM   #6
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Hello glad to see that we both live in cold weather on the boat!!

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:29 PM   #7
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where abouts do you live??
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:05 AM   #8
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Hi What do you heat with? I have a Webastco forced hot air on a 50' Independence Trawler and its does a good job. I am on the north end of the Chesie Bay. Stay warm Ron T.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:09 AM   #9
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Ron T, right now im just using little ceramic heaters 1500 watt with addtional ecectric coming into the boat, sometimes a little buddy propane heater when its real cold. i section off rooms for when im sleeping or relaxing usally.. im installing a oil fired boiler but theres alot of plumbing that goes into that. a few more weeks till thats done but then ill have a nice heat throughout every inch of the boat. post photos of the independence id love to see her.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:17 PM   #10
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You've got guts! I liveaboard here on the Gulf Coast (Seabrook, Tx) and I'm freezing my ass off down here!
My Albin had a Webasto diesel fired furnace when I got her, (and practically no Air Con.) but it wasn't needed down here, and I don't intend to go far enough north in winter to ever need it, so I took it out. I do now have 3 A/C units though! Two 16's and a 12!

It also apears that you're a young guy too! I admire you for that! More young folks should try it. There is a 30 year old guy that lives on an Island Gypsy 36 next to me. He loves it.

By the way, the pic at the top of all the Trawler Forum pages has my Albin in the center. I'm anchored and everyone else is rafted to me. Matter of fact, Troy the young guy's IG is rafted on my starboard side.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:27 AM   #11
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brent, ive asked before whos albin that was but never heared anything.. id love to play 20 questions with you about your boat and the systems..

i just turned 21 last week and my goal is to never live on land again. i love it and wouldnt trade it for anything. the cold weather sucks id say but once the boiler is complete im sure it wont be so bad. my boat had an espar heater but was in rough shape and hadnt been used in along time.

1988 was the year i was born... mine is a '81, i have twin lehmans but just the 120s, im thinking yours must be the 135s..

i dont know where to start, how are your decks, fuel tanks, windows, veneer panneling? how large of holdinng tank do you have for wast and where is it located? im redoing the whole plumbing system in mine. i havnt talked to a A43 owner yet just alot of 36s

we just had 2 1/2 ft of snow over the past weekend, if you click my blog theres alot of photos on there.

take care!!

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Every winter I put of the canvas and tarp the boat so its about 80% covered.* The reason is it keeps the cold rain/snow/wind off the boat.* Our canvas and tarps are blue so they absorb light heat.* Even on a cloudy day its still warm under the canvas tarps.* The canvas is mostly clear plastic and the tarps come down to the windows so we can still see out and let in the day light.* The windows I have covered with plex a glass which also keeps the cold off and the warmth in.* The tarps are secured with bungee cord so they have some give/flex.* Even in 60+ winds the tarps hold up
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Instead of portable heaters you might want to install some permanent mounted heaters. I installed Pic A Watt heaters where you can adjust the wattage of the heater.* For several years we heated the salon with a vented catalytic heater,*so the amps could be used to heat other areas. *However, diesel boiler/heat was the best investment and made the boat live able.* We have been*a *live board for for12+ years with no*plans on moving back to the dirt until we are not capable to live on the boat.*

Since you are a young male living on a boat maybe presently idea for you, but very few females/girls will be a live a board for long unless the boat and YOU give/have the creature comforts and facilities she is use to. So you may want to keep that in the back of your mind/equation.*


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Old 01-05-2010, 12:32 PM   #13
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phill, im having a boiler installed. 75k btu. very very nice set up ill post pics when its done, about half way there
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I have been living on the boat for 6 years in the northeast. My girlfriend of 4 years loves it as much as i do. We heat with propane like alot of other boats do around here. We have a vangaurd 22,000 btu heater and it heats the hole boat even in this years cold early winter.
The only problem is bringing down the tanks on a cold windy day. But we all got together and made some phone calls . We found a welding company that would drop off the tank and hook
it up for us and take back empty ones . So life is great now only if i could get someone to fill are potable water tanks.
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BYE All What is your name ? I have been living aboard since i was 26 years old.
I am also a Merchant sailor Tug boat captain. Go For it man everyone told me i was crazy its been the best years of my life .
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I am also a Merchant sailor Tug boat captain. Go For it man everyone told me i was crazy its been the best years of my life .
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Working on the water and living on the water?? How did you manage that??
I agree, living on the boat has been the best years of my life!!!

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BYE All What is your name ? I have been living aboard since i was 26 years old.
I am also a Merchant sailor Tug boat captain. Go For it man everyone told me i was crazy its been the best years of my life .
What company are you with? Number one son is chief mate with K-Sea out of NY (or was til recent layoffs and forced drop down back to 2nd).

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Old 01-05-2010, 06:30 PM   #18
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My name is Jakob VanReenen, I have a 100 ton licence but am doing a 200 ton upgrade in march. I wish I could do something like what you do, that's my dream. I'd like a TOAR but Id have a hard time getting off from work to get the sea time onboard with a master of tow. I've only been living aboard for about 4 months now but I love it. What license do you hold?
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Here's an email I sent to another Albin owner about 6 months after I bought Friendship.

Sorry for the delay getting back. Our boat is (we were told) an '88 model.
The hull # is AUL43246K788. I guess it is hull # 246? Hull laid up in July
of '88? I understood they quit making them around '88, so would that mean
there were only about 250 total 43's, or 250 Sundecks?

Anyway, she is a Sundeck model with a door on the starboard side & one going
to the sundeck. No door on the port. The only one I've seen without a port
door. She has twin SP135 Lehmans with BG trannys. Hardtop over the sundeck.
Our home port is Seabrook Tx, although the boat spent it's whole life up
until last May in New York. I am the third owner, original owner living up
the Hudson River in NY & the second in New Jeresy, keeping the boat on
Staten Island. The engines had 600 hours on them when we found her. They now
have about 1100 & about 700 on the 8KW Westerbeke genset. (end of message)

Now, I've owned the boat 8 1/2 years, the engines now have 2700 hours, and the genset has 3100.

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Brent,Beautiful Ship! How do you like the isinglass?
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