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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: 890

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: 289

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: 340

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: 1658

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: 1446

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: 882

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...
by Big D
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Insta Trim / Boat leveler parts
Replies: 14
Views: 1485

Re: Insta Trim / Boat leveler parts

I've gotten seal kits from them before but they've always sent them to me at no charge so no invoice and no part number on the package to pass on to you but they are available direct from Insta-Trim. Before you open up the cylinder, make sure it's completely retracted or you'll have a mess and inspe...
by Big D
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger
Replies: 31
Views: 2447

Re: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger

How did Trojan originally configure the batteries. I have seen 2 starting batteries and 1 house battery. Was a house battery original equipment or a option. If the boat didn't have a genny was the house off of the starting batteries. Did the genny have a battery or was it tied in to the starting ba...
by Big D
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger
Replies: 31
Views: 2447

Re: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger

A question. If an old dumb charger that was 30amps had its three legs connected, would the charge be portioned out as 10/10/10 no matter what.I do realize that you would never get all 30 but for the sake of example, Then if there were only two legs connected, would that be 15/15 and so on.Now if th...
by Big D
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger
Replies: 31
Views: 2447

Re: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger

If the engine batteries are not maintained by the charger when docked how long would the batteries last if the bilge pumps were running due to a leak and no one notices the bilge pumps running. So I have the charger charging the engine batteries when on shore power. LOL, just giving you something t...
by Big D
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Looking for new style swimdeck for1990 10 meter
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Looking for new style swimdeck for1990 10 meter

Welcome aboard Wayne. If you can't find an original, try swimplatforms.com or contact Mark at Les Composites in Quebec 514-267-2737. Both these places can build from scratch. Also try Beacon Marine that run this site. If anyone can find an original, it's them or they may be able to steer you in the ...
by Big D
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger
Replies: 31
Views: 2447

Re: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger

.....In every generator equipped boat I've ever owned, past and present - the shore power and the generator were/are both connected directly to my main panel..... Correct .......There has always been a rotary switch on the panel with three possible positions.... SHORE - OFF - GENERATOR...... Correc...
by Big D
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger
Replies: 31
Views: 2447

Re: 36 Tri cabin Battery Charger

A little long winded but here’s my take: OEMs typically don't hook up chargers to the generator batteries because it shouldn't be necessary. The caveat here is that you do what you're supposed to do which is run your generator often. In doing so, it's quite capable of maintaining the charge of its o...
by Big D
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Runabout Owners Group
Topic: Help needed for my family's 58'
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Help needed for my family's 58'

Welcome aboard. For that area, I can’t imagine anything other than marine ply being used. There are several types available though so that will be the challenge. Some species are not available anymore so getting as close a match on the grain and colour as you can will probably be the best you can ex...
by Big D
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1996 36' Trojan
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: 1996 36' Trojan

They should all be standard rotation by 1996 but as usual you never know what a previous owner might have done so its always best to physically confirm first. Is there something wrong with the port engine?