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Finally ready. Albemarle 24 rebuild

Old 04-25-2019, 05:53 AM
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Default Finally ready. Albemarle 24 rebuild

Bought a 24 Albe late Aug of 2018 knowing it needed an engine and after many many hours of work, she’s ready. Engine broken in on lake by the “book” oil changed at 10 hours and she’s ready for some fishing finally. Fighting chair goes on the pedestal I just haven’t put it back yet. Wife’s name is Bonnie so the name was her idea... Bonnie and Dan Apple abbreviated to BaD Apple.








Old 04-25-2019, 06:35 AM
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Dan Apple. Nice to meet you! My name is Brian APPLE. I don't meet many other "Apples"

Love the name Bad Apple for obvious reasons!


I also love Albie 24's so apparently we have a lot in common! Look forward to the thread.

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Old 04-29-2019, 05:15 AM
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Nice looking Albie! Great name choice hope to get back to working on mine soon if life slows up a bit...
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:24 AM
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Great little battlewagon.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:24 AM
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That is a good looking boat. Your hard work has it shining. Congratulations.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:02 PM
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Looks great. Have any before pictures?
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:42 AM
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I do, Will post some this eve.
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What year is she? Looks like a mint barn find.
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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
What year is she? Looks like a mint barn find.
'86.

Far from a barn find.... When I bought her she had oil in the bilge from front to back and a popped motor. Originally had a single prop 290 drive as well....

I basically gutted her,...essentially she's new except for the hull...... I rewired what needed it, new gauges, new bilge-washdown-and tilt/trim pumps, new engine, purchased a rebuilt duo prop drive and new props, removed and refinished the teak, new fireboy system, new batts, new deck plates, new fuel lines, fuel pump, fuel filter head, new lights, painted floor with non skid, new bottom paint, removed boot stripe, new name, cleaned interior of cabin, new anchor/chain/rope,... and of course the trailer got the same type of treatment.... It's been a process and I'm very pleased with how it turned out... I probably have 15 or so in it plus my labor and research time... no way I could've purchased that much boat at that price.

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Very nice work! Looks clean and simple, I really like it.
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I love that you kept the original look of her. I'm a traditionalist in that way. I don't care if something looks dated, I like the from the factory look.
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Originally Posted by TurnMeLooseFLKeys View Post
I love that you kept the original look of her. I'm a traditionalist in that way. I don't care if something looks dated, I like the from the factory look.

Agree 100% The only thing I didn't put back exactly was the boot stripe... I intended to, but after I bottom painted it I kinda like the way it looks without it.... and thats $100 I can spend somewhere else.
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Nice job! Looks timeless with the teak and all. I'd keep the boot stripe off. Never a fan of the stripe rising up and the bottom paint staying at the water line in the bow.
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Looks outstanding, great job.
What a wonderful boat, hope you get lots of enjoyable use.
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