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by k9th
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: A fond farewell
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

A fond farewell

I sold my '79 Tri-cabin a couple months ago and bought a Carver Mariner. My Tri-cabin was my first venture into the world of bigger boats and twin engine drives. I had SeaDog for 10 years and enjoyed every minute aboard. I came to trust her as we went through some rough water and bad weather scenari...
by k9th
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: replacing ac on 1978 tri cabin
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: replacing ac on 1978 tri cabin

I just sold my '79 Tri-cabin but I replaced the A/C about 5 years ago. The unit in mine was a MarinAire A/C with reverse cycle heating. It only had one unit that was 16,000 BTU/hr which cooled the entire boat very well. As a mater of fact the people who bought the boat cited the A/C as one of the de...
by k9th
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: What is that on the transom?
Replies: 13
Views: 1518

Re: What is that on the transom?

The second photo of it, showing it longitudinally, seems to show a handrail on the starboard side indicating that it likely is a gang plank.
by k9th
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: How not to replace a fuel tank
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: How not to replace a fuel tank

Are they parting the boat out before they totally scrap it or is someone really that stupid?
by k9th
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: SP Tanks and replacement fuel tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: SP Tanks and replacement fuel tanks

I purchased two 125 gallon AL tanks from SP about 7 years ago for my tri-cabin and they have been totally maintenance-free. Very satisfied with the tanks.
by k9th
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

Interesting Trojan Story

I visited the Maritime Museum in Ludington, MI this week and was very interested to read the following account which comes directly from a display in the museum. I took pics of the display and copied the text below. If anyone wants a copy of the pics I took to see the display for themselves please P...
by k9th
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: complete loss of steering
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: complete loss of steering

I had a similar issue two years ago on my '79 Tri-cabin. Mine was a cylinder with seals that failed and I had the cylinder rebuilt for about $150 at a local industrial hydraulics distributor. My local marina removed and re-installed the cylinder since I can't get down there due to age and physical c...
by k9th
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Aaron Bocknek -- 1960 to 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 7324

Re: Aaron Bocknek -- 1960 to 2016

Wow - really sad news. When i first bought my tri-cabin he wrote me email after email helping me understand SeaDog's systems. Knew he was battling a recurrence but didn't know how serious it truly was.

He will be missed.
by k9th
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Tri-cabin windshield bolt question
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Tri-cabin windshield bolt question

I also have a '79 Tri-cabin and have the original windshield removal and replacement instructions that came inside the owner's manual as a separate document. It appears to have a complete bill of materials for all hardware and other expendables used in the process. I have sent it to many others here...
by k9th
Tue May 17, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Compounding Question
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: Compounding Question

Thanks for all of the good advice. Looks like I have my work cutout for me. But it sounds like the results will justify the effort.
by k9th
Mon May 16, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Compounding Question
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Compounding Question

Has anyone used Meguiars 67 One Step Compound? If so what was your experience and recommendations? Planning to use it with an orbital and the top is pretty heavily oxidized.
by k9th
Wed May 04, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sandblasting Swim Platform
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: Sandblasting Swim Platform

Thanks Jimbo - hadn't heard that before.

Will be doing the Cetol this weekend and will post some pics early in the week.
by k9th
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sandblasting Swim Platform
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: Sandblasting Swim Platform

Consider this, I took mine off, went to a furniture builder and had it power planned by 1/16 top side and 1/32 bottom. No black stains (gone) then sanded ( 80 grit / 120 / then 150 ) then 5 coats of cetol. Amazing. Each tear a light scuff and a new coat of cetol. That sounds like a good idea too, a...
by k9th
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sandblasting Swim Platform
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: Sandblasting Swim Platform

Just an interim update - the blasting is going very well and the platform is looking really good. I hope to have it all completed and re-installed perhaps this weekend. Inclement weather is hindering a little with rain off and on. The PO had really slopped the varnish on in some places which has bee...
by k9th
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sandblasting Swim Platform
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: Sandblasting Swim Platform

Thanks for all of the feedback. After watching several videos on YouTube of boat owners very successfully sandblasting their platforms (one even doing it while still attached) and researching the subject extensively online with BlastJournal and others, I decided to do the blasting. I have learned th...