Hair of the dog new owner

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Buddy28TE
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Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2022 12:17 am
Home Port: South River, MD

All,

It is a such a pleasure to meet you all. JB strongly encouraged me to join and introduce myself. I am a lifetime boat owner of 30 years and up until today, I have never owned an Albin. I am so honored that JB Kraft sold me his beautiful 28TE. It is absolutely the most beautiful boat I have ever owned. I live near DC in Alrington and keep my boat at Hartge Yacht Harbor. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and make some new friends here. I have two kids 18 and 21 and both are in college and have been married for almost 25 years. I grew up on the great lakes starting with a sea ray, Chris Craft, Egg Harbor and Jefferson. Excited to hear about all of the amazing things you have done with your Albins.

Shawn Gross
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Home Port: Lake Champlain

Hi Shawn - congratulations and welcome aboard! Yes, you're a lucky and smart guy to have snagged JB's gorgeous boat. You come from a long line of really nice boats yourself. What drew you to the 28TE?
Nancy
2005 Albin 35CB
Yanmar 6LYA-STP 370
Valentine

Former boats
1995 Albin 28TE, Cummins 6BTA5.9 250, 2012-2022
1978 Trojan F32, 1998-2012
1983 Grady White 241 Weekender, 1993-1997
1980 Wellcraft 192 Classic, 1986-1992
Jkraft
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Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Home Port: Chestertown, MD

Welcome aboard Shawn!
Previous boat:
2002 28 TE with 315 Yanmar “Hair Of The Dog”

Currently in-between Albins
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Pitou
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Home Port: Gloucester, MA
Location: Essex, MA

Welcome aboard Shawn.
You're one lucky guy to have put the decks of "Hair of the Dog" beneath your feet. Keep up on your services and she'll always treat you well.
kevinS
"drinking rum before 10AM makes you a Pirate, not an Alcoholic"

~ 2006 31TE / Hull# 221
Cummins QSC 8.3 / 500 hp

Former boat ~
~ 2002 / 28TE / Hull# 614
Cummins 6BTA 370 hp / Alaskan Bulkhead
April / '04 ~ May / '13
Ed422
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Home Port: Dundalk, MD

Congrats! That’s a nice looking boat.

Ed
BRISWISH
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Home Port: Middle River, Maryland

Welcome aboard, Shawn! Your boat is the reason I have an Albin. I grew up on center consoles and was looking at walkarounds, Rampages, and some other manufacturers knowing I wanted to upsize and experience overnights on a boat. JB is a good friend of mine and once he took me out for a run on Hair of the Dog I knew instantly I needed an Albin. Here I am 2 boating seasons later happy as can be. These boats can handle anything the bay throws at us.

Each year the community does a Chesapeake Rendezvous. The location changes year to year and this year we were right across the bay from your marina at Knapps Narrows Marina. Hope to see you at future year's Rendezvous.

You purchased one of the nicest Albin 28s out there.

Best,
Brian
Brian Swisher
2004 Albin 28 TE Flush Deck w/ 315 Yanmar - "Unleashed"
Buddy28TE
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Home Port: South River, MD

Nancy,

Thanks so much for the reply and yes I know how lucky I am. Honestly, I took one look at the pictures online and I knew instantly after looking for over 6 months that this was the one!
Nancy wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:41 pm Hi Shawn - congratulations and welcome aboard! Yes, you're a lucky and smart guy to have snagged JB's gorgeous boat. You come from a long line of really nice boats yourself. What drew you to the 28TE?
Buddy28TE
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Home Port: South River, MD

Hi Brian,

Nice to meet you and I will definitely be at the Rendezvous this Summer! I cannot wait for the season of 2023 to start!

Shawn
BRISWISH wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:38 pm Welcome aboard, Shawn! Your boat is the reason I have an Albin. I grew up on center consoles and was looking at walkarounds, Rampages, and some other manufacturers knowing I wanted to upsize and experience overnights on a boat. JB is a good friend of mine and once he took me out for a run on Hair of the Dog I knew instantly I needed an Albin. Here I am 2 boating seasons later happy as can be. These boats can handle anything the bay throws at us.

Each year the community does a Chesapeake Rendezvous. The location changes year to year and this year we were right across the bay from your marina at Knapps Narrows Marina. Hope to see you at future year's Rendezvous.

You purchased one of the nicest Albin 28s out there.

Best,
Brian
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