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by todd brinkerhoff
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: '72 trojan houseboat crew quarters, standing water
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: '72 trojan houseboat crew quarters, standing water

It’s usually one of the following: Any thru hull fitting where the bedding material has decayed. Packings in either your shafts or rudders are dripping excessively and need to be adjusted or changed. Air conditioning has a leak or excess drainage into the bilge. Best thing is to make a plan to check...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

Of course, some high hp outboards may be cool too....at $35k apiece.
by todd brinkerhoff
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

The diesel fantasy is my favorite to think about, but by far the hardest to justify. Everything would need to be changed, and high horsepower lightweight diesels are so expensive I’d need to take out another mortgage. It’s just not possible. Doing what Bob is doing or finding a good engine builder a...
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F28 Salon Wall
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: F28 Salon Wall

Good use of materials. I’ve never seen bamboo used on a boat, but it looks great.
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

I’ve watched your other work...I’m pretty confident you got this.
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

Re: 10m mid cabin - power upgrade Crusader 8.1's

These are my favorite thread topics. I have an embarrassingly underpowered boat and cannot justify the price of a diesel returb, so these types of options are great to watch.
by todd brinkerhoff
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

It was during the time that gasoline was cheap. The only other option during that time was the Caterpillar 3116, which only produced 300 hp. It was an expensive option on a debatably reliable diesel. The boat was even slower with that diesel. If you wanted the fastest option, the 502 was it. Nowaday...
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

502 was originally an option, but I think they pulled it at last minute because of ongoing issues with engine consistency. When running well, they were great.

What’s your spreed at 32-3400 rpm s and wot?
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Shore Power connection cables
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Shore Power connection cables

X2 on Caulders book
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Everything at this point is speculation. From talking to 2 Tojan guys, the relationship with Harry Schoell had soured, and Trojan was definitely looking for an alternative plan. They blame the design, but I think Harry was probably taking some big royalties considering every international had his hu...
by todd brinkerhoff
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Yes, totally understood. But I’m not sure what Carver changed in manufacturing and what they did that may have been consistent with the original Trojan 10.8 Express. I haven’t found a 370 owner who’s ok with me tearing apart their boat yet to compare. Lol When I see a 370 or 390, I usually poke arou...
by todd brinkerhoff
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Hey Rick, I know Carver used the molds from the new 10.8 Express. This new design was in its infancy with Trojan. Who knows where it would have led. Trojan put a lot of money and engineering into this new boat and I think wanted to compete with some big names in the Mediterranean. The one boat that ...
by todd brinkerhoff
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

I checked the areas Bob mentioned today. If I could figure out photos I’d post them. You can access the fan motor area behind the cabinets in both the head and kitchen. I found that the entire area around the vent areas is solid fiberglass in that area. I have experienced coring in the radar arch, a...
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Yes, those are above the rub rail on the starboard side. Now I’m going to have to check mine. There’s two vents, one for the galley and one for the head. Mine have clamshell covers.
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 27
Views: 5250

Re: Interesting Trojan Story

I've seen this story pop up multiple times over the years but have never had the courage to speak up about it. All I can say is it was very good legal team that won a judgement based on the 'design' of the aft air intakes. While I do agree the F32 design helped kill those folks, I do not believe it...