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by Big D
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady

I've seen that boat before. Nope, that wasn't my old girl.
by Big D
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady

Thanks guys. Really missing her. I suppose I should be happy that it's close to the end of the season here and that it should ease my pain but the off season was when I got excited about going through my intentions for upgrades for the following season, the boat show, boat themed parties with friend...
by Big D
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Farewell To A Beautiful Lady

Well, it’s a bitter sweet time for me; the old girl and I have parted ways. And while it chokes me up, she has moved on to a new owner whom I know will look after her. He has some ambitious plans for her that I'm pleased with and happy that she will experience new ventures. I loved my woodie, she go...
by Big D
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Buying Old trojan Houseboat
Replies: 9
Views: 1408

Re: Buying Old trojan Houseboat

Go over the sterndrive with a fine toothed comb, repairs on those can get costly. Looks like a older Merc Alpha MR. You want to make sure all is in order there before she is launched or you could be paying for a haul out soon after.

Congrats and good luck with her.
by Big D
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 89 mid cabin generator
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: 89 mid cabin generator

Will it run as long as you keep your finger on the start switch?
by Big D
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1981 6.5 onan generator
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: 1981 6.5 onan generator

The Onan (and Kohler) carbon monoxide problem was due to an OEM steel nipple between the manifold and elbow. It would rot from the inside out so it wasn't noticeable, and when it finally failed, you'd get CO in the cabin. A bulletin was issued by both manufacturers with the recommendation to replace...
by Big D
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: water flow
Replies: 20
Views: 916

Re: water flow

Given that the OP mentioned it's a dual pocket pump, we have to assume he's referring to the raw water pump and not the circ pump. It should also be noted that if it's a dual pocket pump application, in every such 440 application I've dealt with, they've never had a circ pump. I've only seen circ pu...
by Big D
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 4449

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

This type of hydraulic steering MUST be pressurized with air for it to operate properly. There are a couple of differences between it and a non pressurized system but essentially it operates the same way in that the helm is the pump. Unlike others, you don't want to remove the fill cap on the helm w...
by Big D
Wed May 29, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Raymarine - repair or replace ???
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Raymarine - repair or replace ???

That's a hard call. I can tell you that the earlier DSMs and E series MFDs had software and hardware issues. The ducer you have is a robust unit and has been one of Airmar's work horses for years, and I've heard good things about the CP370 unit. I've been running older stuff than yours for years wit...
by Big D
Wed May 22, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Battery Charger Replacement 12 Meter
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Battery Charger Replacement 12 Meter

I've installed dozens of ProMariner ProNautic P chargers. They have some beneficial features and in my experience a pretty low failure rate. I've installed several different brands but the ProMariner seems to be my most popular. They have digital displays and LED indicators for different functions o...
by Big D
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Crusader 270 fuel line leaking
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: Crusader 270 fuel line leaking

Larry, I'd use stainless line, especially if you're anywhere near salt water. There shouldn't be a problem with it sealing. Take a close look to ensure nothing is cracked from having been over-tightened in the past. Check the fittings externally and the flared mating surface inside. The line should ...
by Big D
Mon May 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Ford 233 issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Ford 233 issues

I would start with a compression test followed by a leak-down test. This will tell you if you're dealing with an upper or lower end problem. If the low cylinders are adjacent, it may be as simple as a head gasket. Post the cylinder numbers and the results, it may provide some clues. When you say "de...
by Big D
Mon May 20, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Crusader engine overheat shutoff?
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Crusader engine overheat shutoff?

Unless there was an aftermarket system installed, there's no OEM high temp shut off in that vintage that I can remember. Do you have an automatic engine shutdown system on board like a Fireboy? Check this link for an idea of what the control box looks like. The ES or ELS units closer to the bottom o...
by Big D
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Changing toilet system from vaccuflush???
Replies: 24
Views: 2388

Re: Changing toilet system from vaccuflush???

The Raritan is a good unit and will last a long time. It too has maintenance items to look after but so do all toilets. Between the cost of parts which I'm assuming everything needs to be replaced and labor if you get someone else to do it, ya easily a few thousand at our prices north of the boarder...
by Big D
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Changing toilet system from vaccuflush???
Replies: 24
Views: 2388

Re: Changing toilet system from vaccuflush???

There are dozens of toilets to choose from. Check out the West Marine link below. Each brand and model has there pros and cons. The Raritans are very good units and will outlast the cheaper throw-away ones but are a lot more expensive. At the other end of the scale are units such as Jabsco manual to...