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02-11-2020, 12:47 PM
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Posted By jtms

Looking at the same boat and it appears the...

Looking at the same boat and it appears the biggest changes over the years are seating/comfort related. Go on boat trader and look at various years and you can see the changes. Appears the earlier...
01-30-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By jtms

I consider the 25 Carolina and 26 Reg to be a 28...

I consider the 25 Carolina and 26 Reg to be a 28 foot boat. A true 25 foot boat would fit inside of these two boats.
01-30-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By jtms

Thanks everyone...this is the exact feedback I...

Thanks everyone...this is the exact feedback I was looking for.
01-30-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By jtms

Agree and why I am asking this question. If the...

Agree and why I am asking this question. If the 25 Albemarle rides like a Regulator but has comfy seats and a windshield, this would be amazing. The specs between these boats look very similar.
01-30-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By jtms

I've owned a Whaler before but not the model you...

I've owned a Whaler before but not the model you are looking at. If you want a boat that excels in heavy seas, a Boston Whaler is not my first choice. With boats everything is a compromise and...
01-30-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,885
Posted By jtms

I'm all for whatever makes boating easier and...

I'm all for whatever makes boating easier and more enjoyable. If a bow thruster makes your more comfortable docking, why not get one. Personally, I don't think they are necessary for outboards...
01-30-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By jtms

Albemarle with Outboards versus Regulator

Thoughts on either the 25 or 26 Regulator and the 25 Carolina Classic/Albemarle with outboards. I've owned a 26 Regulator and the ride is amazing. I like the idea of an express because you are out...
11-13-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,218
Posted By jtms

They wouldn't if it was actually their money. A...

They wouldn't if it was actually their money. A 23 Albury rigged is approximately $125k and I can't imagine anyone spending $134k on the same boat just to get a Yamaha. This is silly and likely...
11-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,218
Posted By jtms

I'll likely be building a 23 Albury (or buying...

I'll likely be building a 23 Albury (or buying used 27) within the next 12 months and I've looked hard at the spec sheet and I'll be hanging a 300 Suzuki. The price difference for the Yamaha (or any...
07-23-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,152
Posted By jtms

Well said and I agree with this. I'm an Albury...

Well said and I agree with this. I'm an Albury fan but my buddy that was on the boat with us the week we rented one prefers "bling" on a boat. We both agreed that the 23 Albury was the best riding...
07-18-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,152
Posted By jtms

They are being copied and see Stuart Boatworks. ...

They are being copied and see Stuart Boatworks. Not copied on a large scale because the Albury market (in my opinion) is a small, niche market. Center consoles are getting bigger, faster, and with...
07-17-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,152
Posted By jtms

Just getting back from Abacos and rented a 23...

Just getting back from Abacos and rented a 23 Albury for the week. The console is nice and I wouldn't change anything. If you open the console door, it is a very nice foot rest and I kept it open the...
05-07-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By jtms

You can probably find an older 28 Albin TE that...

You can probably find an older 28 Albin TE that needs some TLC for your price point. We have a 28 Albin and love it.
04-11-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By jtms

Okay, thanks for the tips and it sounds like I...

Okay, thanks for the tips and it sounds like I need to step up the pump size.
04-11-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By jtms

I really just want the boat to hold a heading...

I really just want the boat to hold a heading while at cruise and trolling. Any interfacing with the GPS is a bonus.
04-11-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By jtms

Thanks for the feedback. With Garmin, you have...

Thanks for the feedback. With Garmin, you have to spend $3800 to get the larger pump and if the 1.0 pump won't cut it, I might need to look into another brand. I'll spend more than $1k, but not...
04-11-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By jtms

Autopilot Compatible with Garmin 740S

Information online is a bit overwhelming and I can't figure out what I need. We'd like to be able to integrate into our GPS and would like to spend around $1k. Garmin has Compact Reactor 40 (w/o head...
03-18-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,036
Posted By jtms

White everything is in style now and 10 years...

White everything is in style now and 10 years from now everyone will be sick of it and will want grey/black engines. Once everyone has white engines, grey/black will be cool again b/c it will look...
02-11-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By jtms

If a light color, either is fine. If a dark...

If a light color, either is fine. If a dark color, I'd go for a painted hull because this will oxidize much less over time. I currently have a navy gel coat and had the same color previously and it...
01-31-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,741
Posted By jtms

This is a real problem in the Bahamas, especially...

This is a real problem in the Bahamas, especially if you have Yamaha engines. Personally, I wouldn't do it and I'd pay to dock at a well light marina with other boats. The thiefs in the Bahamas are...
01-31-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,463
Posted By jtms

You aren't going to find all the creature...

You aren't going to find all the creature comforts you want in a center console that has a 24 degree deadrise. One of the express Pursuits or Grady White will have the creature comforts, but you'll...
01-31-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,297
Posted By jtms

I think it is a fair question and one of these...

I think it is a fair question and one of these days when all of this new shiny electrical stuff gets older and starts to break or malfunction, many will wish they had less electrically controlled...
12-21-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By jtms

I look at an Albury purchase like a Land cruiser....

I look at an Albury purchase like a Land cruiser. A new Land Cruiser is much more expensive than other SUVs in its class, but it will literally run forever and this purchase starts to make sense if...
12-21-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By jtms

Agree on your comments and I've rented the Albury...

Agree on your comments and I've rented the Albury 18.5, 20, and 23 many times in the Abacos and they are all incredible boats and the 23 Albury is a boat I've drooled over for many years.
12-21-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By jtms

23 Albury or 25/26 Pathfinder

I'm looking for a boat that I can fish inshore and take it offshore when the weather is calm. I'll mainly use the boat inshore and cruising with the family but I want something I can take offshore...
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