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by BobCT
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

Agreed, I didn’t initially rule out diesels but it really came down to overall initial cost. Plus the thought of reworking my helm panel to add the necessary gauges was a non starter. I spent probably 100 hours rewiring and rehabbing that a couple of years ago. At this point (it will be interesting ...
by BobCT
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

Harris, good stuff! I appreciate it. The cat is out of the bag, they’re sitting in my garage now. I easily have a months worth of work to go through before I figure out my next step. I’m going to take my time and should know them inside/out by the time I am done. On your prior post, I agree on the s...
by BobCT
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

Yes, the 8.1 engines are both normal rotation. I definitely need to use this style of transmission (ZF Hurth 630’s). My “think” comment was regarding the 2:1 ratio, I’m not 100% certain that is the right number just yet. The 454’s do sit at a pretty steep angle so this should help access on some ite...
by BobCT
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

They're 2:1 and "think" I can use them but not 100% sure. Any thoughts there?
by BobCT
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 1715

10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

I went from not much boat stuff going on for the past year to diving in deep again. I am picking up a pair of Crusader 8.1 HO (425 HP) engines tomorrow with Hurth 8 degree down angle transmissions. Has anyone here installed 8.1's in any International hull? I haven't found one person online. I have s...
by BobCT
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 3745

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

To clarify, I was referring to the Carver model 370 where I encountered the wet coring.
by BobCT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 3745

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Interesting, this was a 370 and right around that vintage ('94/'95). I saw the coring with my own eyes and it was where an exhaust vent was installed in/around the head if I recall. Ok, so maybe a non issue which is good. Thanks for clarifying....

Bob
by BobCT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 3745

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

A friend of mine has one of these and discovered a serious flaw which you guys should probably check. Both sides of his hull have extensive water intrusion in the coring. On the port side, the head vent appears to be the primary source. With the vent removed, we saw bare (soaked) balsa core which wa...
by BobCT
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 89 mid cabin raw water spigot
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: 89 mid cabin raw water spigot

I believe the raw water wash down was an option. Mine had a switch at the panel but no spigot anywhere. The Stb side is the freshwater wash down and that’s tied into the plumbing and should work as long as the fresh water pump is on. I added a transom wash down hose and sounds like the previous owne...
by BobCT
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 89 mid cabin fuel gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: 89 mid cabin fuel gauge

No, the setup is a 125 gallon tank on each side. Each has it’s own sending unit so you do need it to be functional. It can be replaced but requires drilling a hole and installing a deck-plate which will be roughly in the area of the step on each side of the gunnel. I replaced both of mine a couple o...
by BobCT
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 89 mid cabin insignia
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: 89 mid cabin insignia

Yes, just double sided tape. Use fishing line or plastic putty knife to remove them. They're just pot metal so easy to break them in the process. I had mine chromed a few years back and think they look a lot better.

Bob
by BobCT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: cetol application
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: cetol application

I’ve been using Cetol for about ten years and love it. Biggest tip, don’t cut the 24 hour dry time between coats! Been there, done that - ended in a mess. The lower coats will never fully cure. It’s a pain but wait it out. Also, scuff and topcoat once a year. If you let it go until it fails, there’s...
by BobCT
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Everyone's favorite subject...VACUFLUSH!
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Everyone's favorite subject...VACUFLUSH!

Yep, I did the exact same thing last summer. My bowl had hairline cracks in the bowl but never leaked. I didn’t want to press it too far so I went with new as well. I rebuilt the bowl once before along with the duckbills, tank switch, pump and hoses (now 10 years old). I replaced the duckbills again...
by BobCT
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: POWER PANEL UPGRADE FOR 12m
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: POWER PANEL UPGRADE FOR 12m

Yeah, I get that! Oil (in the engine) and a working head definitely take precedence. It was a lot of work but the layout is done if anyone needs it, I can point them to the place I had these made. The one on the right is unique to my boat, pretty sure I have the only mid cabin that came w/o a genera...
by BobCT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 89 mid cabin rub rail
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: 89 mid cabin rub rail

I tried an automotive spray, Trim Black and it looked great for about one season and looks like it wore off. Next, I’m going to lightly scuff it with 220 and brush on a black plastic paint which should hold up better. My other thought has been vinyl tape/pin-striping material which would look great ...