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Hi, Les and Diane here of San Francisco. We traveled 35,000 miles over 11 years in the warm climates of Mexico, Central and South America We were pleasantly surprised by the comfort the boat provided. During that time we shared many anchorages with all kinds of different boat. The climate below decks on our Albin 42 was no worse than those with many open port light on their cabins. During the last 4 years we added two opening ports lights aft of the stationary portlight that were provided. One in the galley and one in the aft head. Improved life while cooking and ....
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Bill, did you take one home yet?

Les, are the teak decks a leak problem? Are they cored (with?) or solid FRP under all that teak?

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Teak Decks

The teak decks were fine in the cold climate of San Francisco, one year in Mexico did them in. We removed almost all the decks and only keep the area under the windlass just forward of the staysail. We replaced with Imron LPU with Awlgrip poly beads. Decks are now 9 years old and look great. One bennifit that we noticed was our ambient temperature inside the boat was 7 to 8 degrees cooler with the white LPU decks. The teaks decks absorbed more heat. We spent 2 summers in the Sea of Cortez, one with and one without. White is a much cooler color. Decks are cored with foam and we needed to fair the deck once we removed the teak.
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Old thread... but another Nimbus 42 owner checking in. 1982, hull #16 of 26.
I've had her for about 15yr, purchased in Tampa, currently berthed in Corpus Christi.
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Re: Any Albin Nimbus 42 owners out there

Old thread, but I wanted to add that I am a proud new owner of an 87' 42' nimbus located temporarily in Charleston SC. I love her already and have yet to see water =)
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Re: Any Albin Nimbus 42 owners out there

FWIW, the writer and sailor (or vice versa) John Kretschmer owns, or at least owned, one and he has as many offshore miles in different boats as just about anyone.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.

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Old thread, but I wanted to add that I am a proud new owner of an 87' 42' nimbus located temporarily in Charleston SC. I love her already and have yet to see water =)
Congrats! Pictures, please! I'm interested to see what a nice one looks like... Mine's a little run down these days...

Anybody looking for a project boat?
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Congrats! Pictures, please! I'm interested to see what a nice one looks like... Mine's a little run down these days...
Thanks! I am not sure mine fits in to the "nice" category =) hull in nice, deck NEEDS work as half the teak was removed and mid project. Down below, coming from a 1970 irwin, she is like new to me, but I am more about sailing than perfection. PM me and we can trade Albin pics =)
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Thanks! I am not sure mine fits in to the "nice" category =) hull in nice, deck NEEDS work as half the teak was removed and mid project. Down below, coming from a 1970 irwin, she is like new to me, but I am more about sailing than perfection. PM me and we can trade Albin pics =)
Your boat was anchored out off Charleston for awhile. I met the guy who lived aboard with his family of four and went aboard a few times. I also had a boat ached out for awhile before moving into the marina. I was amazed at how much room was aboard and while I never sailed the boat I liked the rig. What are your plans? I think you got a pretty good deal, I followed the listing for awhile. Seemed like a good price

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Your boat was anchored out off Charleston for awhile. I met the guy who lived aboard with his family of four and went aboard a few times. I also had a boat ached out for awhile before moving into the marina. I was amazed at how much room was aboard and while I never sailed the boat I liked the rig. What are your plans? I think you got a pretty good deal, I followed the listing for awhile. Seemed like a good price
That's the boat! It's been a huge undertaking, but she is in Racine, WI now. Myself and my two BFF's sailed her from Charleston to Racine, 2100 miles in 19days. Did the ocean route on the outside, and overall it was very uneventful. I love her even more now that I have had the sea time.
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