At one time we were the Chesapeake Area Albin dealers because we thought the boat was a good little bay boat. However, the Albin 28 was perceived as a fishing boat by most people. We do like fish, but our clients were more of the pleasure boat ilk. We decided to sell this boat in our area that we could start with a basic Albin 28 and enhance it to compete with more expensive boats. Continue reading
When we ended part III, we were still waiting for the windows to arrive. Much of the detail work revolved around having these in. But we were able to complete the painting and headliner. Continue reading
A few months ago, I started an article on converting an Eastbay 38 Express into a hard top model. At that point we had the hard top mold done and since have used that mold for a Grand Banks 46 and have fabricated the top for the Eastbay 38 Express we had in stock. We have also built the mold to do the cabin sides. Continue reading
If you have an Eastbay and cruise with small children, you may wish to have a permanent door on the helmdeck area. You also may want to close off the area for other reasons, but whatever the reason, this does not seem to be an option on that boat. When an owner approached us about fabricating one, you can guess we were on board with that.
For a really unique look that is durable and weather resistant, you may wish to consider a hard top in lieu of the standard canvas fly bridge coverings. In addition to being a good looking addition, it gives you the opportunity to add overhead lighting and adds room for electronics above. Continue reading
Having a dinghy aboard can be a luxury, a convenience or even a lifesaver. But the hard part is getting it on and off the boat. Years ago we devised a way to use the gear you already have on board to take care of the hard part. Continue reading