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by Big D
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: fuel water separators
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: fuel water separators

Nothing wrong with the original filter. If you're using blended fuel though, I would keep a close eye on the condition of the inside of the bowl, it's likely to corrode in ethanol blended fuels. That's one of the pros of the throwaway spin-ons, you don't have to worry about that particular piece of ...
by Big D
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Domestic fridge on board?
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Domestic fridge on board?

Give your current and possible future needs some thought before you purchase the inverter. You want enough output to handle your current needs and perhaps a bit more for future expansion. The problem is the higher the output the higher the installation costs. There is a point where the cost of the i...
by Big D
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Tuna Door
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Tuna Door

It would be at least twice that cost in the great white north! Bottom line is get it done by someone reputable that won't take shortcuts with the build or materials. Can't stress enough that simply cutting a hole won't do it, there must be proper structural support added to maintain the integrity of...
by Big D
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: fuel water separators
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: fuel water separators

The spin-on filters and Racors both have their pros and cons. The spin-ons are easier to replace and can be found at just about any marine retailer or marina. You can't just remove a plug to check for water but if you replace them after every season, you should be okay unless you have a big problem ...
by Big D
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Crusader 454 xli fuel issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Crusader 454 xli fuel issue?

Could be a number of things but try the easy stuff first. I believe you have TB injection which should have two fuel filters, and while most folks change the spin-on filter regularly, they seldom replace the in-line one by the throttle body. It's an easy place to start before getting into something ...
by Big D
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: What battery charger would you go with? Promariner or Mastervolt
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: What battery charger would you go with? Promariner or Mastervolt

I've installed both brands but way more Pronautic P series (Promariner) than Mastervolt units. Both are dependable and both have failure rates. I've been involved with 3 Pronautic P failures if I remember correctly. One was definitely the result of a lightening strike, and another one was what I sus...
by Big D
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 1677

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: 1677

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: 1677

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: 2086

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: 753

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: 1266

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: 2290

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: 5241

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...