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by Big D
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Changing toilet system from vaccuflush???
Replies: 23
Views: 357

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: 23
Views: 357

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...
by Big D
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Racor 900 versus spin on spin off filters
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Racor 900 versus spin on spin off filters

I wouldn't get rid of the Racors. They're an easy filter replacement and being able to see the condition of your fuel is priceless, especially diesel. Servicing them is easy once you get the hang of it.
by Big D
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hynautic Seal Kit Change for 12 Meter
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Hynautic Seal Kit Change for 12 Meter

There are usually bleeder fittings on the steering ram or just turn the wheel back and forth several times and it will bleed on its own.
by Big D
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32

...watch the fuses as some cannot be used in a gasoline engine compartment,... You can use ATO fuses but get the in-line waterproof holders that can be fastened to a panel or wall. Except for specific engine mounted fuses and breakers, I don't know of any other fuses except the ANL fuse that is spe...
by Big D
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32

..... BigD, Promariner explicitly states that the battery charger terminals go straight to the battery banks.I wanted to run them off the isolator to save me some wire runs but that was a no no..... Interesting, I've installed countless ProNauticP units and do not recall the manual specifically sta...
by Big D
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32

Looks good. It's best to minimize the number of connections at battery posts. On that note, rather than connecting charge wires at the batteries, connect them to the source side of each battery switch. The only charger lead going to an actual battery is the temp probe. I would connect it to the hous...
by Big D
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: shaft packing,traditional or dripless
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: shaft packing,traditional or dripless

.....Was going to upgrade to dripless, but my mechanic says dont bother uess you're also putting in new shafts..... That's not always the case, it really depends on the condition of the shaft. With a lip seal type dripless system, the seal is made by stationary o-rings precisely fitted around the s...
by Big D
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Engine mounts

Here's my 2 cents FWIW; While being off center a bit is okay, that seems too extreme for my liking and I'd be recommending to have it remedied. Having said that, we're looking at the results with the vessel out of the water which can skew the actual position if the boat isn't blocked with care. Ther...
by Big D
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 scrap the boat or repair stringers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: F32 scrap the boat or repair stringers?

Always hate to see it come to that but the economics for any given individual is usually what dictates. One can look at this a couple of different ways when major repairs are involved; if you think of it as an investment or what you're going to get out of her financially after you sell versus what y...
by Big D
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: slight vibration
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: slight vibration

Agreed, if this just started, you may have hit something. You may have wrapped a bunch of weeds or a rope around the prop. It could also be that an old strut bearing finally wore enough to cause a vibration. Loose motor mounts and fasteners, rotten stringers, and engine run-ability issues can also l...
by Big D
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Fuel vents 1987 8.6m Express
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Fuel vents 1987 8.6m Express

Remove the filler caps and go for a ride. If she doesn't stall, it's likely blocked vents, if they still stall it's something else.
by Big D
Tue May 29, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 F30 318 cuts off under load
Replies: 30
Views: 2518

Re: 1977 F30 318 cuts off under load

The wondering rpm sounds like you still have a fueling issue. An running engine quitting when you start the other engine is an electrical issue; poor/ corroded/loose connections or weak batteries. If there's an internal issue or problem with the starting on the engine you're starting last, it could ...
by Big D
Sun May 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Few questions. Setting carbs / New windows
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Few questions. Setting carbs / New windows

Setting up the carb properly is definitely important but have you checked your timing and the condition of your distributor? If the advance mechanism is sticking, you'll get those symptoms too.
by Big D
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1979 F28 Wood Interior
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Just to confuse you more, you may have a mix of teak and mahogany all stained to match. There's probably some teak trim but the solid wood structural framing, cabinetry, etc. are likely mahogany as well as most if not all of the plywood to reduce production costs. The teak will have a tighter more d...