36 EXPRESS TRAWLER IN 2003 & 2004

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Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:52 pm

Are the any members out there with information as to the number of 36' Express Trawler 's built in the years 2003 and 2004. The search continues.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:45 pm

Based on my research, only 4 36ETs were 2003-2004 model years. See the post on hull numbers. From the sequence of hulls and reported model years, it would seem they did not get finished in order. Of the 4, three are singles, and the last one was a twin screw. Two on the west coast, two on the east coast. Are you looking for a single or twin?
2004 Albin 36 ET "EvenTide"
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:31 pm

AK_Albin36: Will consider either if low and hours and clean. Have been in the twins so long I am not sure landing would be possible with a single.
So twin is first choice. Likely, will need to consider all 2000 years. Thank you for the information.
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Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:04 am

This is the first inboard single that I have owned. The bow thruster, combined with the deep skeg installed on the singles, makes for one of the easiest dock handling boats I've ever run. Even at slow speeds she tracks well. The distance between the skeg and thruster creates a nice lever. Point and Shoot :) Selling points for me on the single were: skeg to protect the prop and rudder from logs, fuel economy/range, and lower maintenance. I will say though, if you envision spending your cruising time at speeds over 16 knots, you will need the twin screw. Most of us cruise at 8 knots, single or twin, I think. Maybe we can find out..... I'll post a separate question.
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Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:15 am

With twin Yanmar I generally cruise between 8.5 and 9.5 knots which is a good tradeoff of fuel economy and turn of speed. At WOT, flat water, full fuel and water tanks it generally tops out at between 16 and 17!knots. With half tanks it has achieved 19. I much prefer the slower cruise.

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Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:43 am

Tony: How is towing at all spends with the twins. Jack Pady a former Albin Dealer told me some of these had steering issues and had to be returned to factory. Have not heard that elsewhere.
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