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Old 05-06-2019, 03:48 PM
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We are generally quick to complain, and hardly ever give praise, so I thought I would post up my experience today.

we have a 10 year old Albury 23 and the fuel vent was starting to rust and stain the hull, will I went to Man of War cay Abaco, the home of Albury Brothers, went by their shop and enquired about purchasing a replacement.
One of the workmen took me to the owner Don Albury who was working on a new hull in the shop, so I asked him if they had a replacement I could purchase, “sure follow me” we go to the parts room and Don finds one and passes it to me, what do I owe you I asked, nothing says Don, what About the screws do you need any?
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:52 PM
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That’s the way it should be, old school.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:43 PM
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Awesome
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:20 AM
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That is great. Thanks for sharing. My son and I were running our AB23 this weekend, and we saw 2 other AB's : a 20 and a 23. One was at the fuel dock when we pulled up. One we ran side by side from downtown to the Ortega River. What a sense of pride in ownership amongst all AB owners. These boats ( and company) are just amazing.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:29 AM
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How are the boats? look kinda wet , but pretty .Fit and finish look nice and hard to find boats with these kinda stories
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:02 AM
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I only have one minor issue, the storage compartment inder the front deck gets water in it and its a PIA to dry it out, has anyone found a solution ?
I asked Don yesterday if he thought making a sump with a pump, kinda like a shower sump could work, curious if anyone has found a solution?
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:06 AM
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How are the boats? look kinda wet , but pretty .Fit and finish look nice and hard to find boats with these kinda stories
Excellent boats mine is only a bit wet in quarter sea, but if you run it right I have never found it to be a major issue. I do note that the new 27 has more bow flair which I am sure solves the issue.
one thing I will say is that they hold their value, I could probably sell mine for close to what I paid for it, when I was looking for one we looked at some used 10 year old ones, not much difference than the price of a new one so we went new.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:25 AM
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How are the boats? look kinda wet , but pretty .Fit and finish look nice and hard to find boats with these kinda stories
Looks are deceiving! My Albury 20 is by far the dryest boat in that length i have ever been on. And the 'fit-n-finish' is not just nice but excellent!
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:43 PM
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How does Albury let a boat leave its plant with a leaky hatch? For the price they get for these boats - totally unacceptable.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:37 PM
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How does Albury let a boat leave its plant with a leaky hatch? For the price they get for these boats - totally unacceptable.
its not a hatch as in dry storage, it a fish box, and has no latching mechanism or gasket, not a design flaw at all!
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:46 AM
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its not a hatch as in dry storage, it a fish box, and has no latching mechanism or gasket, not a design flaw at all!
mine is dry as a bone.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:49 AM
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Mine was dry on my 23 as well, never had a complaint about my Albury. I actually regret selling now, such a cool boat to run around in.
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Mine was dry on my 23 as well, never had a complaint about my Albury. I actually regret selling now, such a cool boat to run around in.
I have been saying the same thing for years as I have been going through boats. I miss my 08 23 Albury. You look back and what was the boat that you missed most...where hatches were not an issue, easy to clean up on the lift in 15 minutes, road extremely soft somewhat like a cat in certain conditions, didn't pitch back and forth when anchored in a side sea like a 24 degree V. excellent rough water boat especially for the GOM waters conditions, love the 9.6 beam and how much room is in the boat for 4 guys fishing, had that heritage look and always got attention at the dock...these are just a few thing that come to mind. Im almost at a point in my life where I want to be semi retired and I love cats...but not interested in going through the motions and would rather spend time on the water with my family and friends...I see a 27 Albury in the near future.



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Old 05-16-2019, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by sydngoose View Post
mine is dry as a bone.
and thats what Don told me some are dry some are not, not really sure why. They are all from the same mold so they should all be alike!
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On my 20 I use the compartment for storage and it stays dry, when its dirty I just take a rag to it, love my 20
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Nice. Would make me look at one
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Jassman View Post
I have been saying the same thing for years as I have been going through boats. I miss my 08 23 Albury. You look back and what was the boat that you missed most...where hatches were not an issue, easy to clean up on the lift in 15 minutes, road extremely soft somewhat like a cat in certain conditions, didn't pitch back and forth when anchored in a side sea like a 24 degree V. excellent rough water boat especially for the GOM waters conditions, love the 9.6 beam and how much room is in the boat for 4 guys fishing, had that heritage look and always got attention at the dock...these are just a few thing that come to mind. Im almost at a point in my life where I want to be semi retired and I love cats...but not interested in going through the motions and would rather spend time on the water with my family and friends...I see a 27 Albury in the near future.


Love my 23 so much, I all ready have my sights on a 27 w/ a single 350 Suzuki: best fuel economy on the 27. But, I know I am not getting rid of my 23' anytime soon. It's the perfect sled for running the river w/ the kids. This past Memorial Day afternoon after a full day on the water:

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I've never rode on one myself, but a few Youtube vids prove how great the ride is.
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