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by Big D
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 23
Views: 1784

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: 559

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: 767

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: 553

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: 927

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: 696

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: 1885

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: 1885

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: 600

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: 484

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: 1534

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: 1534

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: 1534

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: 937

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: 1064

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...