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Setalana



Joined: 13 May 2017
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: New (to me) Albemarle 320 Express - New to the Forum Reply with quote

Hello all - New member in the forum. Just purchased a 2001 320 Express. She is currently in the shop getting everything up to date. Hope to be on the water in a week or two.

Getting some engine maint. work done, then bottom job, replace seacocks and then reletter. If there's budget left will add another set of tabs while it's out of the water to (hopefully) improve the position at cruise.

The boat is currently in Ft Lauderdale. We'll bring it around to our side of the State sometime in July I'd guess.

Can't wait to get our lines in the water!
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DiverTony



Joined: 30 Oct 2012
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Location: Wilmington, NC

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:13 am    Post subject: 2002 32xf Reply with quote

Congrats, I have the 2002 mode with Cat diesels. Any questions let me know.
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Setalana



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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tony, probably the same engines. This has Cat 3126TA's te 350HP version. Besides the normal 1000 hour service items, it's getting new after-coolers, rebuilding the heat exchangers, blue-printing the turbos and a valve adjustment.

It's all apart now but I hope to be on the water late next week. Should run like new.

I might take you up on the help. I am still learning where all of the components are.
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DiverTony



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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, don't forget the generator. They put it in a nasty place where salt water has a tendency to drip on it. I added weather stripping to the underside of fish box insert and tightened twist hatch. Seemed to seal it pretty good.
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Setalana



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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The generator is brand new. has about 20 hours on it. I will fab up a splash shield for it so it doesn't go the route of the previous one. Good idea on the gasket for the fish-box. I wasn't sure where the water comes from that killed the other. The bilge is bone dry now.

Once she gets re-lettered and properly christened I will post some photos.

Thanks!
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DiverTony



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Generator Reply with quote

When your ready to fab something up for generator, let me know and I will send some pics of a very simple put effective solution. It and sealing fishbox has worked to keep water out for the last 2 years.
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gottaway



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am also more than happy to answer any questions. I have a 2002 same motors. Tony, why don't you post some pics of your gutters would like to see them.
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SAMMIE-B



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Diver
Can you post the splash gaurd pics?
I have a 2002 305 with same set-up
Like to see what you did

Gene

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DiverTony



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried to post pictures but message always says file empty
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Fishaholic



Joined: 21 Mar 2007
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Location: Annandale, Virginia

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Setalan, congrats! I have a 1995.....little older, but she has been repowered and runs like a top.

Took her on a vaca this summer with the family, and had a blast. Not a huge cabin, but it was like camping.

Love the 32, and so will you!

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