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Old 10-27-2015, 10:15 AM
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Since the Northeast is the land of the Albin 26 I figured someone here has to know something about this boat.There is a reasonably priced 26 in FL with a Cummins 380 in it. Seems like the perfect set up (absent a few modifications...lifting rails?...really?) but, a couple of buyers have walked away. Anyone know the story on what the issue is when the boat goes to seatrial?I expect that no one would want to post publicly so, please feel free to PM me. I really don't want to work out a deal, get on a place and hire a surveyor if there is a known reason to walk away now...
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:20 AM
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Not familiar with that one but I have had this one with Volvo power bookmarked for a while:

http://www.autoquestusa.net/2007_Alb..._257370927.veh
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by SoBoSlow View Post
Since the Northeast is the land of the Albin 26 I figured someone here has to know something about this boat.There is a reasonably priced 26 in FL with a Cummins 380 in it. Seems like the perfect set up (absent a few modifications...lifting rails?...really?) but, a couple of buyers have walked away. Anyone know the story on what the issue is when the boat goes to seatrial?I expect that no one would want to post publicly so, please feel free to PM me. I really don't want to work out a deal, get on a place and hire a surveyor if there is a known reason to walk away now...
That is surprising, I have not heard of any construction issues with the Albin boats, they are just as popular up here as the CCMs. Maybe FLA people used to OBs on their CCs get the big diesel spooled up and can't imagine listening to it for an hour at cruise rpms......?
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Not familiar with that one but I have had this one with Volvo power bookmarked for a while: http://www.autoquestusa.net/2007_Alb..._257370927.veh
That's a great price for that boat, all things being equal. Do you know what HP that D6 is?
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:17 PM
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Sorry if I wasn't clear. The two buyers who seem to have walked away were from the NE (like me)...so it's not a S.FL go fast concern. The engine is the Cummins 380 QSB,
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I may be seeing the one in Fort Myers soon.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:59 AM
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I have one with the cummins QSB 380. It is a really good platform. 12.9 gph at 26 knots. Top end may be pushing 30 knots or 3010 rpm. How many hours on her? Straight inboard with tunnel drive.
Those engines like to run just like any diesel. If anything, it's a little over powered with the 380. If it has hours on her, has the heat exchanger and aftercooler been serviced? That would be important to check. PM with any questions.
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It's under contract again. Apparently financing issues with first two deals.The engine is a cummins 380 - 430 hrs.
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GF thanks for the heads up. I got it under contract shortly after your post (about 4 hours). Was down to see it with a GREAT surveyor ( Baitkiller) a couple of weeks later. Closed on it just before Thanksgiving. And a shipper I found through uShip is schedule to hook up to it tomorrow morning. He has been amazingly good about communicating and is great guy (George Thompson) He is hauling it straight to Ron's shop at Cape Cod Marine for a cleaning and deep service. All so I can be running a like new Albin 26 by next summer...been looking at that boat and trying to find a way for a long time...finally all came together.
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GF thanks for the heads up. I got it under contract shortly after your post (about 4 hours). Was down to see it with a GREAT surveyor ( Baitkiller) a couple of weeks later. Closed on it just before Thanksgiving. And a shipper I found through uShip is schedule to hook up to it tomorrow morning. He has been amazingly good about communicating and is great guy (George Thompson) He is hauling it straight to Ron's shop at Cape Cod Marine for a cleaning and deep service. All so I can be running a like new Albin 26 by next summer...been looking at that boat and trying to find a way for a long time...finally all came together.
Congrats on a beautiful boat and a sweet deal. Here's to many safe enjoyable years to come.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:00 AM
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GF thanks for the heads up. I got it under contract shortly after your post (about 4 hours).

Hey, that's great to hear!

Good to get these rare boats back in New England where they belong.

Merry Christmas to you!
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Hey, that's great to hear!

Good to get these rare boats back in New England where they belong.

Merry Christmas to you!
since its based on a FL hull (SeaCraft) curious why they belong in New England?
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Originally Posted by Trayder View Post
since its based on a FL hull (SeaCraft) curious why they belong in New England?
I'm from "up here" and imho, these boats were always way over priced. It was somewhat convenient when you could drop it off at Menards shop in Dennis. They were pretty closely priced to the E&D Conchs back in the day and I thought the Conch was a lot more boat for the money. Conch rode nearly as well, much much drier, and a nicer more spacious layout. Conchs were built before the big 300 and 350's, I'd take a Conch with a big single any day. Just sayin
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Trayder View Post
since its based on a FL hull (SeaCraft) curious why they belong in New England?

Because they were based on the Cape Cod 26?

Because they were built in Bristol, RI?

I don't know, Jason, maybe I was just feeling territorial!
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i have a cape cod 26 with a 3116 cat 350 hp best boat I've ever had use it to tuna fish with runs and handles well i:m north of boston also rick
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congrats great boat i have a 2006 with yanmar 315 runs at 21-22 knots thru anything my first 300 hours with it averaging 5 gph guy in florida had one for sale about a year ago same as mine he took toilet out of front hatch and made an insulated fish box i plan on doing the same good luck you will be very happy with it
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Awesome boat. I absolutely love mine. I have the Volvo D6-370 in mine. It is the funest and most seaworthy boat I have ever owned.
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