Albin 33 Identifying Manufacturer XHU
Hi All - I'm looking at what I believe is a 1980 Albin 33 Trawler... but is there any way to know for sure? The documentation I was shown has a Manufacturer Hull Number starting with XHU... and lists it as 34.5.' (From what I've been able to find... the Albin 33 was 32.5'?)
The Coast Guard MIC XHU is Chung Yuang FRP CO. Is there any way to tell if this is an Albin... and does it really matter? (After all... if it Looks, Walks, and Quacks like an Albin 33... does it really matter?)
I guess the other question is this... How the heck do you tell if the boat you are buying matches the documentation... when things don't seem to match "exactly."
Forgive my crazy questions!
Peace and Fair Winds!