Sandbar approach on an Albin 28TE? Navigating shallow(er) waters

Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:13 am
Home Port: Boca Raton

Hello everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. I boat in the Southeast Florida area, in the Keys, and would like to hear from those with first hand experience on the Albin 28's in shallower waters.

What is the lowest point on the Albin 28 TE? Would we nudge the keel first if slowly approaching a sandbar to drop anchor? Is the boat alright resting on a mud/sand bottom overnight?

I often see 3ft on my depth sounder and while that is of little concern in our current boat (outboard), we are looking to add a second boat and this Albin 28TE checks every single box. We normally are over soft bottom when running that shallow, there is shoaling around our home port (Boca raton inlet) and we often have reports of 3.5-4 foot depth. I would appreciate insight as well on how these boats tend to behave around shallower inlets, I'm most appreciate of any insight. How shallow do you go in yours?

Thank you
User avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 1661
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:58 am
Home Port: Fort Lauderdale
Location: Fort Lauderdale, zip 33315

Yes, the first part to hit on an Albin 28TE is the skeg protecting prop and rudder.
Unless you are heavy in the bow and you go slow.
Not that I have ever hit the bottom of course.. :shock:
2001 28TE, 6LP-STE, 1,337 hrs, 19X18 four-blade wheel.
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 2051
Joined: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:48 am
Home Port: Hood Canal, WA

We say “touched bottom”. No hitting allowed.
Post Reply

Return to “Tournament Express 26-35”