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Frequently Asked Questions

 


 

 

This page lists frequently asked questions and possible answers. Please submit relevant questions or information that will help other boaters deal with these issues.

How do I buy an Albemarle boat?

For new boats, visit the Albemarle factory for a tour if you like and then choose a local Albemarle Dealer.

This site is sponsored by and Mattituck Island Marina and Shipyard, a reputable Albemarle and Viking Dealer.

For used boats try the forum and the Buying -Selling page.

How do I sell an Albemarle boat?

Post your free ad in  the forum. Also visit the Buying -Selling page. You can get a custom selling page listed on the Albemarle owners site very inexpensively. Email us for details.

How do I find replacement parts for my Albemarle boat?

Albemarle customer service will usually put you in touch with the appropriate vendor for the equipment on your boat.

Also check the links page and the Parts and Services Directory for parts suppliers.

Another excellent resource is www.laytonscustomboatworks.com.

Check the forums and feel free to post questions. Many Albemarle owners have been thru this and can recommend a good local dealer or an online source of parts.

How do I find replacement parts for my Volvo Sterndrive Unit?

Our site sponsors, Ships Island Marina and Mattituck Island Marina and Shipyard are excellent sources of Volvo Penta replacement parts.  You can also check the forums and feel free to post questions. Many Albemarle owners have been thru this and can recommend a good local dealer or an online source of parts. Also check the links page and the Parts and Services Directory for parts suppliers.

My Duoprop props are wearing oddly, what causes that?

There are 2 known Duoprop propeller problems.

(1)    Boats that reside in a slip suffer from propeller corrosion problems. Many sources recommend aluminum props only in these situations. Some boaters have reported success at using stainless props by being meticulous with grounding of all metal hull components and by changing the drive and hull zincs frequently.

(2)    Duoprop boats suffer from blade erosion caused by cavitation bubbles traveling along the rear prop. The damage will appear as pitting near the base of the blades. This is more prevalent on boats that run at high speeds

The erosion problem may be lessened by avoiding excessive trimming of the drive.

Inspecting the propellers and yearly lubrication of the prop shaft is a good practice. As mentioned earlier, attention to zincs and other maintenance is well worth the investment.

I am having problems with the forum, what do I do?

The most common problem is the user's email address being mistyped or no longer working. The forum needs to email each user with password information and reply notifications. If the email address is incorrect, you cannot receive forgotten  password help, etc.

Also see the separate FAQ in the forum. Most problems are covered there. If you still have problems, leave a detailed description in the Help forum or email us. 

The following are a few more forum related questions:

Can I change my username?

your username cannot be changed.

Here is the FAQ that details what you can do:

http://www.albemarleboatowners.com/forums/faq.php

We can delete your account and you can re-register under a new name. The only loss is that your post count will return to 0 and the other users may not recognize you for a day or so.

 

 

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