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by chucka
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New Hardtop project I'm planning...
Replies: 24
Views: 4506

Your design makes the one I built look like look like a toy...
http://www.trojanboats.net/wforum/viewt ... ht=hardtop

It looks very professional! I'll be checking for progress.
by chucka
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Removed the Rudder
Replies: 13
Views: 3131

But the packing box will not slide back on the rudder shaft. its very hard. I had this issue with the F-26 I used to own. Any load on the rudder from a gentle grounding to running over a lobster pot or mooring line, can deform either the shaft or the packing gland. The gland can be either bent, or ...
by chucka
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Resealing a Shaft Strut
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

I put in a new bronze seacock (and backing block) for the engine coolant intake. The original seacock was distorted and wouldn't operate smoothly no matter how well lubricated it was. I still have the orgininal in my shop. I'm a bit of a pack rat. My father says "If it doesn't stink, don't throw it ...
by chucka
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Resealing a Shaft Strut
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

I used marine plywood. I had some left over from rebuilding the cockpit deck. I used both lock washers and flat washers to mount the strut. I looked in my hardware box and I have a small quantity of 3/8 Si-Bronze nuts, flat washers, and lock washers left over. You can buy these from Jamestown distri...
by chucka
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Resealing a Shaft Strut
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Thanks for the compliments on the "rag boat." She should be on the hard by the end of this week. Brian, I prefer west systems 105 epoxy resin with their 205 fast hardener, unless I'm working in really hot weather in which case I use 206 slow. Sadly, heat won't be an issue for quite a while now. For ...
by chucka
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Resealing a Shaft Strut
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

I had a test sail this morning, then signed a purchase and sales agreement on a 1976 Pearson 28 with a recent Yanmar 18 HP diesel. [Expected fuel consumption is 1/4 GPH under power] Here are a couple of photos. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/3989283167_4d8ca62f94.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr....
by chucka
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Resealing a Shaft Strut
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

With the engine out, and the prop removed, the shaft will slide slide out inside the boat. You are right about having a tough time removing the coupler from the shaft. Take it to a prop shop before you spend too much time on that. I spent a ton of effort to remove the coupler from my old shaft, and ...
by chucka
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Resealing a Shaft Strut
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Hi Brian, I removed the strut on two separate occasions from my (former) F-26. Once for general maintenance, and again when I had to replace the cutlass bearing after getting a pot line wrapped around the shaft. I recommend doing the strut before you pull the engine and shaft, as they will help you ...
by chucka
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Keel Extension
Replies: 12
Views: 1986

Hi Guys, I can't resist chiming in with my two cents. I don't think that changing the prop is looking in the right place. I recommend a) getting the trim tabs working. [The pump ran, but the control valves weren't functional when the boat changed hands. The tabs were set for running about 2600 - 280...
by chucka
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: f26 prop shaft length
Replies: 2
Views: 794

1 in dia x 52-3/4 in. long. Tapered at the prop end. I just measured the original shaft that I replaced on my (former) 1975-F-26. My dad's motto is: "If it doesn't stink, don't throw it out." Since I recently sold the boat, now I have a somewhat pitted stainless pry-bar. Chuck Still boatless, but ac...
by chucka
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: stuck propeller shafts
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Since you said you are removing the engines for rebuild, there is an alternate to Jav's approach. When I had the engine out of my last boat, I was able to remove the prop from the shaft and slide the entire shaft with flange intact forward through the stuffing box and remove it from inside the boat....
by chucka
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: packing size and shaft size on f26
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Standard prop shaft & rudder shaft on the F-26 are both 1 in. I sold my F-26 about a week ago, so now you can call me boatless (except for my 13 ft. whaler, dingy, kayak, canoe and a windsurfer). OK, almost boatless. I expect to be going over to the dark side next.... wind powered watercraft. Chuck
by chucka
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: treated or marine plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

I built a hard top from marine plywood in the spring of '08. I sealed the edges with epoxy resin and painted it with multiple coats of topside paint over a primer coat. I was disappointed that within a few weeks of exposure to the weather, the grain opened up creating many hairline cracks following ...
by chucka
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Steering problem, rudder is not responding
Replies: 20
Views: 3174

by chucka
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: nice 24'
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

The bright works looks great in the photos. She is a handsome boat, worth a closer look, but I don't have money burning a hole in your pocket, so I would be very reluctant to bid without actually looking at the boat. The engine photos don't look so good to me.

My two cents...